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2018 Programs


  • Applications for the market validation module opened on November 21, 2017 and close at 11:59pm EST on February 11, 2018
  • Applications for the manufacturing module open in June 2018


  • Applicants selected for interviews are notified by February 16th
  • Interviews take place in Pittsburgh on March 1st & 2nd.
  • Out-of-town teams are eligible for a travel reimbursement (<500m: up to $250, 500-1500m: up to $350, >1500m: $500)
  • Interviews are also available via Skype


  • The market validation module runs from April 9, 2018 through August 31, 2018
  • The manufacturing module runs September through December
  • More information on the program is available on the Program page

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