Summary: The AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs) program is seeking to aid women and underrepresented entrepreneurs through a proof-of-concept award. The AWARE program is administered by the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park and is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Proof-of-Concept award applications consist of a brief questionnaire.
Dates: The deadline for applications is Monday, December 2 at 5 pm. Applicants will be notified regarding the award on Friday, December 13.
More information: For questions and more information, contact Research Park director of communications and external engagement, Laura Weisskopf Bleill at email@example.com.
The AWARE proof-of-concept award provides funding to potential SBIR/STTR applicants to enable prototype development and accelerate the path toward commercialization. Awardees may receive up to $1,500 in proof-of-concept funds. The University of Illinois assumes no equity or rights to intellectual property in association with this award.
Applications will be evaluated based on:
If awarded proof-of-concept funds, recipients will be required to follow University guidelines and meet specific expectations.
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