Software Productization Center

SPC Application Process

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Projects selected for development can receive assistance with market research, technical implementation of a working prototype of the software, development of business and marketing plans for the product’s launch, and branding and packaging design.

The application process consists of two stages. First, potential applicants must complete a Request for Qualifications.  Guidelines are also available for this phase of the process.  The faculty steering committee and the SPC Community Advisory Board will select the top candidates to complete the second stage of the process, the Request for Proposals. After reviewing the proposals, the faculty steering committee and the SPC Community Advisory Board will select the top candidates to participate in the presentation/interview process, after which a candidate is chosen.

Eligible software concepts are those that are designed to generate revenue from sales of the software. Individuals, startup businesses with fewer than five employees in operation for less than two years, and small businesses seeking to develop a new software product are eligible to apply for assistance. Applicants must be located in Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Franklin, Cumberland, York or Berks County.

Application Steps:

  1. Applications (Response to Request for Qualifications) due
  2. Selected applicants invited to submit proposals
  3. Proposals due
  4. Interviews with top candidates
  5. Notification letter(s), Participation Agreement documents sent to selected applicant(s) 

Application schedule from 2012:

Date

Activity

3/12/12

Guidelines/Application Packet distributed

4/2/12

Applications (Response to Request for Qualifications) due

4/5/12

Selected applicants invited to submit proposals

4/23/12

Proposals due

week of 5/7/12

Interviews with top candidates

5/14/12

Notification letter(s), Participation Agreement documents sent to selected applicants