Prototyping Funds

Prototyping Funds

VISTA provides funds to support members in the development of a prototype (hardware or software) that will lead to the commercialization of a product that is aligned with the VISTA mandate.

Award Details

Phase 1
Value: Up to $50,000 to be matched by other sources.

Phase 2
Value: Up to $100,000 per award in exceptional cases

Project Length
6 to 12 months, to maximum of 18 months



VISTA's First Start-Up - DropletLab

Two of the most important properties of droplet surfaces are contact angle and surface tension. The traditional means for measuring these pr ...

High Sensitivity Roadside Cannabis Screening

VISTA Associate Member Nima Tabatabaei has received a $50,000 Prototyping Fund to develop a non-invasive roadside test for cannabis use dete ...