Commercialization Collaborators Application
Are you passionate about guiding groundbreaking tech projects towards successful commercialization? The Engine invites experienced professionals to become Commercialization Collaborators for our upcoming cohort. This is a unique opportunity for individuals with expertise in various areas of Tough Tech commercialization to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of innovative startups. As a Commercialization Collaborator, you will work closely with a dedicated Blueprint team, providing valuable insights and support throughout the program's duration. Your role will be crucial in helping these teams navigate the complexities of bringing their breakthroughs to market. Blueprint, powered by The Engine, is a non-resident program designed for graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, faculty members, and their teams. The program focuses on exploring the commercial opportunities of cutting-edge innovations and startup projects. The deadline to apply for the Commercialization Collaborators cohort is March 5th, 11:59 pm. The estimated time to complete the application: 20 minutes. You will be asked to include a copy of your resume and a short video introduction of yourself. If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to our team at email@example.com. Your expertise and guidance can make a significant difference in the success of these early Tough Tech ventures.
In this section, please share with us some information about your background and areas of interest to support the teams that are going through Blueprint.
Where are you based?
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Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Please select the industry or industries that are most relevant to your experience. You may choose one or more options.
AI & ML
Food & Agriculture
Internet of Things (IoT)
Biotech & Life Sciences
Please select the areas of expertise you can contribute to a Blueprint team. Choose all that apply.
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Business Model Development
Customer Discovery & Validation
Financial Planning & Management
Intellectual Property Strategy
Investor Relations & Networking
Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management
Market Analysis & Research
Product Design & Development
Public Relations & Communications
Regulatory Compliance & Government Engagement
Risk Management & Mitigation
Storytelling & Pitch Development
Sustainability & Social Impact
Talent Acquisition & Team Building
Team Dynamics & Leadership
What is the nature and extent of your experience in working with startups? Please select all that apply.
Founder or Co-Founder: I have actively founded or co-founded a startup.
Mentorship Role: I have provided mentorship or advisory services to one or more startups.
Team Member: I have been a part of a startup team in a non-founding role.
Investor/Angel Investor: I have invested in startups, either as an individual or through a venture capital firm.
Consultancy or Professional Services: I have offered professional services (legal, financial, marketing, etc.) to startups.
Academic/Research Collaboration: I have collaborated with startups in an academic or research capacity.
Corporate Partnership: I have worked with startups through corporate partnerships, accelerators, or incubators.
No Direct Experience: I have not had direct experience working with a startup but am keen to engage with the startup ecosystem.
What are your primary motivation(s) for participating as a Commercialization Collaborator in the Blueprint program?
Guidance: I am looking to share my experience with one or more teams in the Blueprint cohort, on an as-needed basis.
Network Expansion: I am seeking to expand my professional network and engage with the Tough Tech community through this program.
Knowledge Sharing & Learning: I am enthusiastic about both sharing my expertise and learning from the innovative projects within the cohort.
Collaboration & Partnership Opportunities: I am interested in exploring potential collaborations or partnerships with Blueprint teams for mutual benefit.
Giving Back to the Startup Ecosystem: I want to contribute to the growth of the startup ecosystem by supporting emerging Tough Tech ventures.
Personal or Professional Development: I am looking to develop new skills or gain experience in areas related to Tough Tech commercialization.
Please select the option that most accurately reflects your current professional or academic status.
Masters Degree Candidate
Principal Investigator (PI) or Professor
Researcher at a National Laboratory
Independent Researcher (not affiliated with a national lab or academic institution)
Early-Stage Founder with Recent Academic or Postgraduate Experience
Entrepreneur or Business Owner
Consultant or Freelance Professional
What is your availability for in-person programming?
Local and can be available for most in-person programming.
Non-local and willing to travel to Boston/Cambridge for some in-person programming.
Non-local and unable to travel to Boston/Cambridge.
Video & Resume
Please share an ~2 minute video, addressing the following prompts: What motivates you to be a Commercialization Collaborator for Blueprint? In what ways do you believe you can contribute to the success of a Blueprint team? Describe the role you typically assume in team settings and how it aligns with your strengths.
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Please share your Resume or CV.
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How you heard about Blueprint
In this section, please additional details about how you heard about the program.
How did you hear about Blueprint?
A Prior Blueprint Participant
My University's Technology Licensing/Transfer Office
A Member of The Engine Team
A Club/Organization at my University
Who from The Engine encouraged you to apply?
From which university club/organization did you hear about Blueprint?
From which university/TLO office did you hear about Blueprint?
From which event did you hear about Blueprint?
How did you hear about Blueprint?
Which previous Blueprint participant recommended you to apply?
Who was the Professor/PI recommended you to apply?
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