Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization opens 2022 LAUNCH Awards cycle

Published: June 15, 2022

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Since the 2015-2016 academic year, the LAUNCH Innovation Grants Program has provided 20 awards totaling over $750,000 to Auburn principal investigators to further develop their innovations to advance them towards commercialization. While many of these projects are ongoing, six of them have successfully advanced towards the market in the form of license deals or follow-on funding.

The Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization, or IAC, announced that the 2022-2023 LAUNCH Awards will again use the accelerated timeline introduced last year. This allows for earlier access to funds for award winners. Instead of running across both fall and spring semesters, awards will be determined before Thanksgiving.

The application window is now open, closing at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8. Please note that any LAUNCH applications must be related to an invention disclosure already on record and active with IAC.

For more details on LAUNCH and on this year's schedule, go to IAC's LAUNCH webpage.

Submitted by: Brian Wright