Material Sciences | Accelerator Application The Material Sciences Accelerator Program has been established to support the development and commercialization of technologies that address critical issues in the Material Science Industry. The Program is particularly interested in those technologies that address the following areas: . Like other Idea Foundry accelerator programs, the Material Sciences Accelerator provides up to $10,000 in cash as well as optional business development services that are performed over 1-3 months and are focused on addressing one or two crucial projects to assess and develop the company's commercial potential. Please complete this application as thoroughly as possible. We would be glad to answer any questions that you may have or advise you in filling out the form. Please submit the completed application by email to Nehal Bhojak, Director of Innovation, at firstname.lastname@example.org Idea Foundry acknowledges the confidential and proprietary nature of the information you disclose on this application. Idea Foundry will use this information solely for evaluating your entry into the Innovate H2O Accelerator Program. Primary Applicant Details Name Email Mailing Address Phone University/Employer Program/Title Position/Title Expertise Additional Team Members Name Business Information (if applicable) Business Name/Working Name Website (leave blank if not applicable) Social Media (leave blank if not applicable) Expertise Technology/Innovation Overview Please provide a summary of your innovation (feel free to attach additional pages of supporting documents. Please be sure to emphasize what the technology/innovation does in addition to how it works.) Describe how the innovation addresses one or more of the technological areas (Bioengineered Materials, Synthetic Engineered Materials (e.g. Super Alloys, Coatings, Polymers), and Advanced Manufacturing). Be sure to identify the need being addressed by the idea and its competitive advantages in comparison to existing solutions. Please provide a brief history of the idea from conception to its current state so that we may understand the evolution of your concept. Include important milestones, major expenditures and the source(s) of funding. 1. Please provide a summary of your innovation (Please feel free to attach additional pages or supporting documents. Emphasize what the technology/innovation does rather than how it works.) 2. Please a brief history of the idea from conception to its current state so that we may understand the evolution of your concept. Include important milestones, major expenditures, and the source of the funding. Commercialization Plan Based on the current state of your idea, describe what steps you would take to a) complete a prototype, and b) produce a commercially-ready product. Describe any commercial or market applications of this technology that might have been explored. Describe steps taken, if any, around Intellectual Property Protection. Idea Foundry Support Please provide a detailed description of how you plan to deploy the funds provided through this program. Please describe what types of services you think would be most helpful in the advancement of your innovation. Describe how you plan to deploy the funds and identify what type of services you think would be most helpful in advancing your idea. Additional Questions How did you hear about the Material Sciences Accelerator Program offered by Idea Foundry? Who do you hope to connect to through the Advanced Materials Accelerator? How do you plan to make an economic impact in the Pittsburgh region?