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Frequently Asked Questions

How detailed should my proposal be?

Your proposal should clearly and succinctly convey the topic on which you wish to collaborate with us, your approach, timeline, and budget if requesting funding.  Proposals are typically 1-3 pages in length. Please review our proposal templates on the resources page.

Can I submit confidential information?

No.  All information submitted through the website should be non-confidential for our initial review.  Upon determining sufficient mutual interest, we may choose to enter into a confidentiality agreement to discuss your proposal in more detail.

How much funding can we expect?

Typical collaborative and sponsored research projects funded through Open Innovation may receive up to $50,000 funding to reach a defined proof of concept stage within a one-year timeframe.

What other types of resources do you provide?

Depending on the project, we may provide in kind resources to advance your research. Check out our enabling capabilities under What We Offer to learn more about the types of resources that could be made available for the project.


Do you cover indirect costs?

We may cover a maximum of 10% indirect costs for a project with academic and nonprofit research institutions only.

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The Process of Applying

The Process of Applying

Learn more about how to submit your idea or apply for a challenge and how we review your submissions.

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Collaboration Proposal Template

Please review the Collaboration Proposal Template to format your submission.

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Licensing Proposal Template

Please review the Licensing Proposal Template to format your licensing opportunity submission.

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