In 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, Aurora Patents announced the RISE Award to help small businesses and inventors through the unprecedented, challenging times. Consistent with our mission to support emerging growth companies, we felt that weathering the crisis should not come at the loss of hard-fought R&D efforts.
We’re proud that the RISE Award has become an annual opportunity for Aurora Patents to support innovative startups and for startups to be recognized for their incredible, diligent efforts. We're offering a free provisional U.S. patent application or $5,000 towards a non-provisional U.S. patent application to a selected applicant. We hope that this award will continue to help provide stability and encouragement to industrious innovators.