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Fuzehub Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund Manufacturing Grants

Jan 12th, 2018 -- dmbsrs

Update - the internal review deadline for this program has passed.  Applications are being reviewed as they are received.  

The Manufacturing Grants are designed to encourage collaboration between companies and non-profit organizations in New York State that work with the manufacturing industry.  Applicants must partner with a New York State small and medium sized manufacturer (less than 500 employees), or early stage company with a project relevant to the manufacturing sector.

Funding will be used by the applicant to assist companies with the following types of projects:

  • Adoption on new technology to enhance a process and/or product
  • Prototype development
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Proof-of-concept manufacturing
  • Manufacturing scale-up
  • Manufacturing-related equipment purchases
  • Other projects to advance manufacturing or manufacturing capabilities

Applicants may apply for up to $50,000.  Cost sharing may be required.  More information about the program including application guidelines is available at

Limit: RIT may submit up to three applications, provided each is from a different center or department.  Interested applicants should provide a brief description of their intended project and an overview of their budget to Laura Kleiman at by 5:00 pm on April 20, 2018.  

Deadline: The application window will be open from May 1 through May 31.