The ICE Process

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5-Step Model

1. Faculty/student teams propose research projects that focus on real-world applications.

2. Members of the ICE advisory panels, consisting of academics and business professionals, evaluate the proposals and select those with the most market potential to receive funding and University support. Outside investments are also sought for the sponsored projects.

3. Funded proposals are given up to six months to complete their research, proposal, and (if possible) working prototype.

4. Final proposals are presented to members of the ICE Advisory Panels for approval.

5. Completed proposals/prototypes are shopped to potential businesses or venture capital firms interested in aquiring the proposed product/technology.