Hosted by: MIT Translational Innovation Alliance & MIT Technology Licensing Office

Accelerate your fintech technology with up to $290,000* per project (up to $40,000 discretionary funding and up to $250,000 of consulting services from Deloitte).

The Translational Innovation Alliance (TIA) provides a pedagogically-sound framework for project development. The participating sponsors do not gain any intellectual property (IP) claims beyond what they may have as members of other sponsorship arrangements (e.g., the Media Lab consortium, directed research programs, etc.).

The TIA is coordinated with MIT’s Technology Licensing Office (TLO). If you are seeking to commercialize intellectual property that MIT already has rights in, you will be able to continue your discussions with the TLO.


  • December 12, 2017: Call opens
  • January 12, 2018: One-page proposals due
  • February 2, 2018: Program launches

For more information, challenges and to apply, visit the TIA site