LSDF Makes Matching and Proof of Concept Grants to Commercialize Promising Technologies

LSDF announces seven new awards to Washington organizations to support commercial development of health and health-care products. Two awards will be made through the new Matching grants program, while five are Proof of Concept grants. Click here to read the press release.

LSDF 2014-2015 Granting Programs Now Open

LSDF is now accepting pre-proposals from Washington for-profit and non-profit organizations for two granting programs. The next pre-proposal submission deadline for both programs is January 7, 2015:

Matching Grants – program and project – require strategic co-investment by external funders. Applicants must speak with LSDF staff to determine if a pre-proposal may be submitted:

  • Program grants support large-scale life sciences commercialization-related initiatives. The maximum award is $1 million in total costs; a 1:3 cash match of LSDF funds is required.
  • Project grants support studies to advance promising health-related technologies along the commercialization pathway. The maximum award is $500,000 in total costs; a 1:1 cash match of LSDF funds is required.

Proof of Concept Grants provide up to $250,000 in total costs to enhance the commercial viability of health-related technologies or concepts developed by non-profit organizations or enhance the competitiveness of early-stage life sciences companies for private equity investment.

LSDF is Paying Dividends for Washington

LSDF invests in research and development across Washington to achieve its mission of providing better health, promoting economic growth, and enhancing research competitiveness statewide. Click to learn more about how LSDF is:

LSDF Presents at Life Sciences Innovation Northwest (LSINW) 2014

LSDF Executive Director John DesRosier's podium presentation from the LSINW "Innovation" track can be found here.

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