The Proposal & Process

By leveraging the existing support infrastructure, the Innovation Hot Spot can extend the Clarkson Model across the North Country through external offices strategically located in population centers.  The focus of the model is to identify, vet, and train entrepreneurs/innovators through existing programs to then be established in their communities of origin.  These locations will deliver the message that the model is available and conduct idea capture.  Once captured, feasibility analysis will be conducted at Clarkson to provide a Go/No Go decision.  If accepted, the entrepreneur will be provided a “commercialization caddy” to hold their hand through the commercialization process, bringing resources and services to them, as needed. Learn more about the vetting criteria.