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While it is frequently difficult for inventors to understand, the easiest part of the commercialization equation is actually inventing. Many hurdles must be overcome in order to take any innovation from laboratory to market. An unfortunate reality is that commercialization will remain a dream unless there is adequate financial support to turn the concept into a financially feasible reality.

While there is no silver-bullet solution for financing, there are many private funding options available as well as grants and public funding. In order to make the best decision about which option best meets your needs, you will need to conduct some research. Fortunately, there are government agencies and programs in place to help you navigate through the process. Below are some links to particularly informative websites to help you get started.

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