Funding Opportunity - University Center Economic Development Program: Economic Development Administration Announces Funding Opportunities within Austin and Denver Regions
- Both solicitations have a floor of $80,000 and ceiling of $200,000. Applications are due by July 15. The purpose of the Economic Development Administration University Center Economic Development Program is to enable institutions of higher education and consortia of institutions of higher education to establish and operate University Centers specifically focused on using university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship. For Denver see “Related Content #1a”, for Austin see “Related Content #1b”
Funding Opportunity - Economic Development Administration Announces Funding Opportunities under the FY 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies Program (i6 Challenge and Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant Competition)
- The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is committed to fostering connected, innovation-centric economic sectors that support the conversion of research into products and services, businesses, and ultimately jobs through entrepreneurship. EDA has announced that funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups. The Regional Innovation Strategies (RI)S Program empowers communities to provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups, building platforms from which they can best leverage public and private sector infrastructure investments in broadband and digital connectivity, transportation, education, and beyond. See "Related Content #2"