Kentucky Network for Innovation & Commercialization (KYNETIC) Request for Applications

The REACH (Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub) program is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative that has created five new proof-of-concept product development hubs. The goal of the program is to accelerate the translation of ground breaking innovations to benefit human health into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance health.
Kentucky’s REACH hub is KYNETIC (Kentucky Network for Innovation & Commercialization).
 
KYNETIC is announcing an RFA that is open to all faculty, staff, trainees, and students at the University of Kentucky! 
 
Do you have an idea for a product that could improve patient care or enhance human health?  KYNETIC offers proof-of-concept and product development grants for all types of health-related ideas.  Cycle 1 grants are for up to $50,000 per project to be used over 6 months. Projects are eligible for competitive renewal every 6 months, until a maximum of $200,000 per technology is reached.  In addition, product development, commercialization and entrepreneurship training is offered to all selected applicants.  A pre-application is required by Saturday, February 15, 2020. Details and application forms are attached.
 
KYNETIC staff can answer questions about this RFA and assist you with various aspects of the pre-application preparation. We encourage informal inquiries about whether an idea or product would be suitable for this program. Email kynetic@l.uky.edu with questions or to set up an appointment to discuss the KYNETIC grant pre-application or your idea.

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