Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.89
Liaison Claire Jackson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Alabama in Huntsville
IN-50: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Claire Jackson
Director, Utilities & Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Charger Innovation Fund

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
UAH’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) serves as a liaison between university innovators and industry investors. It is devoted to educating its constituents – the UAH faculty members, researchers, and graduate students who generate intellectual property – on how best to protect and commercialize their innovations.

The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC)-managed Charger Innovation Fund (CIF) will be a UAH development mechanism that will assist faculty and staff with furthering the commercial potential of technologies developed at the University. Funds will be awarded under the advisement of the CIF Advisory Council, which consists of UAH faculty, research staff, and the local business community.

The objective of the CIF is to support short-term projects that will enhance the commercial value of UAH disclosed intellectual property assets. Financial support is designed to provide between $10,000 and $15,000 for a period of up to six months from the commencement of the project. Project commencement shall begin no later than six months after award notification.

The CIF will support demonstrative commercial technology development work by reducing an invention to practice, providing critical commercial-relevant data, or developing working prototypes. All projects will be viewed to accelerate the technology to the marketplace.

OTC is also able to link potential investors with start-up companies based on technologies developed at UAH.

The Charger Innovation Fund is separate from the Green Fund. The CIF is managed out of the OTC and is specifically geared toward inventors (Faculty, Staff, Researchers) and is funded by local industry.
The Green Fund is geared toward student-led sustainability projects and is funded by the Sustainability Office.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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