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Sep 18 - Oct 3, 2019
UMD I-Corps next session occurs with a webinar kickoff (Sept 18th @ 12 pm) with an in-person session (Sept 25th @ 5 pm) following. Teams must set up 10 or more customer discovery interviews. What is I-Corps?  They are a commercialization program that helps you to find and interview your potential customers - you will be provided tools and guidance to help (in)validate your business. For more info, go here. To apply, e-mail  This is not the full I-Corps program, but is a FREE program that will help you to get started and to qualify for the full version.

Sep 17-18, 2019
The Second Annual MAVRIC Conference (look up, or down) :) 
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Sep 20, 2019
SBIR Road Tour is coming to College Park, MD! SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) connects entrepreneurs working on technologies to the country's largest Seed Fund. At each stop, the SBIR gives attendees an opportunity to talk with participating federal agency program managers in charge of awards. This is an amazing opportunity for innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and small technology firms. For more info, go here.

Sep 20, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Munjeet Singh, Vice President, Strategic Innovation, will be speaking at University of Maryland on The Role of Artificial Intelligence in a Virtual World. A limited number of seats for non-university people are available.  Email, if you would like to join the waitlist.

Sept 25, 2019 - 2:30 pm EDT
Fall Series Webinar: Augmented and Virtual Reality - This webinar will show you how to properly incorporate AR and VR into your business, in order to give clients an immersive product experience anywhere. Come support our director, Lucien Parsons, at this event! To register, go here. 

Oct 4 - 5, 2019 
SEED-SPOT runs 2-Day launch camps that are hyper-focused programs designed to help idea-stage entrepreneurs validate their customers and market, build a Minimum Viable Business (MVB), and develop a one-minute elevator pitch. The date above is for the D.C location, but there are other locations. 

October 23 - 6:00PM
BMoreVR End of Year event call for demos.  If you are interested in participating, please respond to

2nd Annual MAVRIC Conference
September 17-18, 2019

Located in downtown D.C. 
Information and Tickets available at 

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Funding Opportunities

Lockheed Martin has set up a portal to make it much easier for small companies to connect with them to support SBIR/STTR proposals. They would love to partner with more companies in our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Due: Sep 16, 2019
Fulbright ProgramsVTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation - Open to Academics and researchers with terminal degrees. For four to six months of onsite research in specific technologies including VR, AI, Autonomous Systems.  See grant page for more information. 

Due: Sep 19, 2019
Sony is seeking to give out two awards in emerging and innovative technology, including the applications of AR/VR. The two awards are based on a list of themes you choose. To see the Faculty Innovation Award, click here. To see the Focused Research Award, click here.

Due: Sep 26, 2019
National Institute of Health has a grant for those interested in researching the performance of cancer imaging, in order to improve the accuracy of cancer screenings. Specific areas of interest include (but not limited to) augmented reality systems and advanced imaging displays (like the Hololens).   Learn more about NIH Funding opportunities at the MAVRIC Conference next week!

Due: Sept 30, 2019
Google's Faculty Research Awards is looking to fund world-class technical research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related field. They have multiple categories to apply to, including Augmented and Virtual Reality. 

Rolling Applications:
The Sloan Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics program is a long-standing multifaceted program that aims to give people a keener appreciation for the increasingly scientific and technological world in which we live and to convey some of the challenges and rewards of the scientific and technological enterprise. This includes the work of AR/VR/MR.

Extra-regional Opportunities

Due: Sept 18, 2019
Research Award - Innovations in Education provides a one-year, in-house program with training and mentorship for those pursuing research in Education. They are seeking to award those conducting research under a few themes listed here. One theme is the area of "The impact of education innovations ( i.e Machine learning, AR tech, and more) in Global South contexts." To apply for this opportunity you do need to meet a few requires, like being Canadian. For more information, click here.

Due: Oct 16, 2019
Innovate UK Smart Grants is looking to invest in a UK-based business or a RTO. They want to fund the best game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas geared toward commercialization. Applications of tech, science and/or engineering can apply! 

Job Opportunities

The Games for Change Accelerator is looking for a General Manager to join our leadership team. We are seeking an experienced games designer/XR developer who has a track record in running a studio and releasing products to market. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to help teams build successful business strategies. The G4C Accelerator is New York City-based and will offer a competitive compensation package, equity, and benefits. For more info, e-mail Susanna Pollack at

FLAIM Virtual Reality Trainer - the 100th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) at Royal Air Force Mildenhall (RAFM) is looking to acquire one (1) FLAIM Virtual Reality Trainer. Applicants must meet minimum requirements. To learn more, go here

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