The TCC’s mission is to solve difficult technology problems by encouraging innovation and formation
of technology development partnerships, utilizing diverse expertise from industry, academic and
government organizations, across technology sectors.
The Collaboration Concierge Service is the TCC’s primary program for finding potential partners and helping organizations form new collaboration partnerships, solving difficult problems and bringing those solutions to the market.
This program is open to any organization – to submit Collaboration Requests (looking for partners) or Collaboration Responses (proposing solutions).
Organizations submit Collaboration Requests (using a supplied form) to the TCC. The request describes the problem to be solved, along with critical items such as the potential for sharing of Intellectual Property or how the collaboration could be funded. While collaborations created by Requests may be fully funded by the submitting organization, responders may also be asked to include a proposal for how the collaboration could be funded as part of their Response.
New Requests are submitted to the TCC’s Review Panel, which will provide advice on improvements on the request before the request is accepted by the TCC. A Solutions Panel of experts composed from TCC member organizations and outside invited experts will meet and make recommendations on potential solutions and partners.
The Request will then be posted on the TCC’s website and included in a TCC News announcement. Presentations on open Collaboration Requests may be made at relevant TCC events.
Based upon the submitted Responses, the TCC will work with the Requesting organization on forming an effective partnership, that will both find solutions to the challenges and establish a path to market for those solutions.
The TCC charges $1,000 per Collaboration Request and will charge a $20,000 Success Fee per Request, upon execution of a partnership agreement based upon a Collaboration Response. TCC members will have these fees waived or discounted, based on their membership levels.