Maturation Fund

Technology Maturation Fund Program

The Technology Maturation Fund is a program managed by CURF, and unlike any other source of funding available to Clemson faculty, the sole purpose of this funding is to support the last critical step that will significantly increase the likelihood of commercializing Clemson intellectual property. We accept proposals from any Clemson faculty member who has had interactions with CURF via the invention disclosure and patenting or copyright process for the maturation of their already disclosed intellectual property. While postdoctoral research associates, graduate students, and undergraduate students may participate as co‐investigators, they are not eligible to lead a project as the principal investigator.

As a first step in preparing a maturation fund proposal, please consult with your Technology Commercialization Officer (TCO) about your desire to participate. Your TCO will be able to provide information about the process and help you to prepare your proposal to its best advantage. Submitted proposals are evaluated by criteria such as relationship to existing intellectual property at CURF, a demonstrated path to commercialization, and technical merit of the project. Information regarding eligibility, proposal submissions, and the proposal format can be found here.

We are currently not accepting Maturation Fund proposals.

Fiscal Year 2017 Recipients

Ahmad Khalilian and Young Han
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Kendall Kirk and Scott Sell
Edisto Research and Education Center

Joseph Kolis
Department of Chemistry

Jiro Nagatomi
Department of Bioengineering

Jeffrey Adelberg
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Hong Luo
Department of Genetics and Biochemistry

Read about their projects here.