Prior to moving forward with prototyping, it is suggested to have the following action items completed or in progress:

  1. Filed an invention disclosure and discussed your invention with a Licensing Officer at the TTO.
  2. Reviewed prior art (e.g., commercialized products, patents).
  3. Discussed your project with a member of the CCRI to determine if an iterative design approach to prototyping and product development should parallel a research protocol.
  4. Submitted a research proposal to the RAG and the IRB, if appropriate.
  5. Formalized a plan for commercialization, which includes:
    • Identifying sources of funding support

    • Establishing collaboration with other programs and resources

    • Finalizing the research and iterative product development plan, as appropriate