NSF Innovation Corps
The prestigious National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Program is designed to facilitate the commercialization of leading-edge deep technology innovations. The Couture Technologies team was accepted into this highly competitive program in 2020 and received a $50K grant to conduct customer discovery for their virtual try on and garment building technologies.
LaunchTN is public-private partnership working to make Tennessee the premier place to launch a new company. LaunchTN provided Couture Technologies with microgrant funding to support their pursuit of a Small Business Innovation Research grant from NSF.
Small Business Innovation Research
The Small Business Innovation Research grant program (SBIR), also known as America’s Seed Fund, awards $200M per year to startups and small business transforming scientific discoveries into products and services with commercial and societal impact. The Couture Technologies team was awarded a Phase I SBIR grant in Fall of 2020.
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