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.

To submit a new Collaboration Request, download and complete the supplied Request Form.  E-mail the completed Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) to  The TCC will review the submitted request and provide advice on improvements before the request is accepted by the TCC. 

The Request will then be posted on the TCC’s website and included in a TCC News announcement.  The TCC may also form an expert panel to review new Requests and provide advice on potential solutions or partners.

Presentations on open Collaboration Requests may be made at relevant TCC workshops. 

Any organization can submit a Collaboration Response. 

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.  Request and Success fees are waived for Requests submitted in conjunction with a TCC Workshop.