The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) has provided a few helpful tips for applicants for the new Small Business Matching Grant Program, arising from the recent information session held with potential applicants. Most notably the MLSC reminds applicants that the program is targeted to small businesses with commercialization-ready life sciences technologies. Accordingly, applicants are encouraged to focus more on their business plans and commercialization strategies in their applications rather than on the science or technology per se. It may also be beneficial to describe how grants received tie into and support the company’s business plan.
A final information session will be held on February 23rd; click here for more information. All applications for this program are due by March 1, 2010.