Teams may come from regional universities, federal labs/agencies, and from the general community. However, specific program cohorts may be limited to certain team types, so please check for additional qualifications in the schedule for upcoming programs. Teams are expected to be technology-based, with specific innovations to test in the market. If you have a question about whether you qualify, please contact us.

Teams will all go through a formal application process, and will be judged on a combination of the following factors: (1) commercial readiness of technology, (2) potential market impact of innovation, and (3) team qualifications and dynamics.