The Accelerator program invests in teams, not technology, so to be considered for the program:
Must Be "Well Known" To CIMIT
The project or principal investigator (PI) must be “well known” to CIMIT (eg, previously funded). Typically, the project teams are members of the CIMIT Consortium.
Projects can not be simultaneously funded by a CIMIT Innovation Grant and CIMIT Accelerator Grant.
Must Accept "Heavy Facilitation" By CIMIT
The project team and PI must be interested in working intimately the Accelerator Team:
Must Complete An Impact Plan
The project team must complete an impact plan. An impact plan is a starting point for evaluation (initially about 3 pages) and contains:
The impact plan is very much a "Living Document" which ultimately evolves into a fundable business plan by the end of the project.