Technology Business Development Program (TBDP)

ACCEPTING Spring 2017 RFP Submissions NOW!


The Technology Business Development Program was established at OSU in 2005 to identify projects with high commercial potential and to support the advancement of those projects to the point of licensing.  TBDP includes a series of internal grants that fund feasibility demonstration and prototype development (up to $50,000). Invention disclosures are required for all TBDP projects.


TBDP Phase I: ($5,000-$30,000) This program is directed toward projects which have moved past the “concept” stage, have disclosed their invention to the TDC office, and are in need of “gap” funding.

TBDP Phase II: ($30,000 +) This program is geared for projects which have previously been through TBDP Phase I and/or are experiencing “market ready” issues.

ISRMP: (Matching $) - Industrially Sponsored Research Matching Program—Applicants must have or will be required to show matching funding from industry sponsors to be considered for this award.

Download RFP here

Submission Instructions

Proposals must be submitted to TDC by March 2, 2017 via email to or mail to Steven Price, TBDP Committee Chair, 1201 S. Innovation Way Drive, Suite 210, Stillwater, OK 74074.  Contact the Technology Development Center at 405-744-6930 with any questions.

Project Extension/Additional Funds Requests

To request a no-cost extension to your TBDP project, please click the following link:

No-Cost Project Extension Request

To request additional funding for your TBDP project, please click the following link:

Additional Funds Request

Project Reporting

All active TBDP grants are required to submit status reports at the  6 month and 12 month (Final) marks of their grants.  Failing to submit these required reports could result in becoming ineligible for future TBDP grant funding.

Project Status Report Template




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