The High Impact Technology (HIT) Fund
The High Impact Technology (HIT) Fund aims to accelerate the commercialization of Stanford-based innovations.
We provide seed funding along with strategic and advisory support to faculty, students, postdocs, and staff to help transform innovative, advantaged, and scalable Stanford technologies into new products, services, or companies.
- Accelerate Impact: Help accelerate the transition of technologies with the potential to have a societal or economic impact on the world’s most pressing problems, by addressing the critical technical and market risks
- Advance Education: Enable access to industry-specific advisors and domain experts, friendly VCs, patent attorneys, and MBA Interns, and provide guidance helping to enhance the team's practical, entrepreneurial, and commercialization education
How to Apply
The application submission period for 2024 will be announced in spring 2024.
The HIT Fund awards are for Stanford University innovators whose work has progressed towards developing solutions for scalable end use applications. The awards are intended to provide the needed funding for de-risking critical activities that enable technology transfer to industry or the formation of a start-up.
Funding must be for projects undertaken at Stanford University that have a disclosure filed with the Office of Technology Licensing. Proposals must include a Stanford faculty PI or sponsor. This is a competitive selection process and only the top-ranked proposals will be awarded.
The 2024 application submission dates will be announced in spring 2024.
Reach out to the team: TheHITfund@stanford.edu.
Meet the HIT Fund Team!
Read more about the HIT Fund team members, including our MBA interns.