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Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH)

Understand the REACH program's goals, learn about the 8 hubs that comprise the program, and which institutes are eligible to participate. 

The Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) program includes 8 proof-of-concept hubs with 51 universities and technical colleges from 12 states. This trans-NIH program implements the Phase 0 Proof of Concept Partnership pilot program authorized in the 2011 SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act (P.L. 112-81).

The program focuses on bringing basic science discoveries to market by providing:

  • Entrepreneurial training for innovators on how to bring technologies to market
  • Feedback from federal and industry experts
  • Funding to support early-stage product definition studies
  • Project management support

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Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH)

 

Learn more about the 8 hubs and eligible institutes below:

 

2019 REACH Hubs

These hubs were established in 2019 and are funding new projects.

 

KYNETIC

Kentucky Network Innovation and Commercialization

Institutes:

KYNETIC Website


 

WE-REACH

Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub

Institutes:

WE-REACH Website


 

CO-SPARK

University of Colorado Spark

Institutes:

CO-SPARK Website


 

MBArC

Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium

Institutes:

MBArC Website


 

ROI

Rutgers Optimizes Innovation

Institutes:

ROI Website


2015 REACH Hubs

These hubs were established in 2015 and are no longer funding new projects.

 

MN-REACH

University of Minnesota

Institutes:

MN-REACH Website


 

LIBH

Long Island Bioscience Hub

Institutes:

LIBH Website


 

UOfL-ExCITE

University of Louisville

Institutes:

ExCITE Website