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Grant Opportunity for Awesome Ideas

Feeling creative today? Have an incredible project that you’d like to collaborate on with a local academic institution?

The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center is soliciting proposals for research collaborations between new Hampshire industries and academic institutions.  The NHIRC’s Granite State Technology Innovation Grant program assists companies by funding research on their behalf at a university or college laboratory.  Nonbinding letters of intent are due September 21st and full proposals are due November 9th.

Here’s the official press release from the good folks over at the NHIRC:

“The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC) is seeking proposals for its Granite State Technology Innovation Grant, which supports research partnerships for New Hampshire companies with college and university laboratories.

tech2The grants support research projects in new technologies under development in the private sector. It is a competitive process, with oversight by representatives from industry, government and academic institutions. Projects vary from proof-of-concept to a substantial investment in engineering or process design. Companies are required to provide matching funds or services.

A nonbinding letter of intent on company letterhead is due September 21, 2009. The Request for Proposals, with topics of interest and instructions, is posted on the NHIRC website, www.nhirc.unh.edu.

The most recent recipients are:

·   Advanced Renewable Energy Company LLC in Nashua, with James Krzanowski, professor, mechanical engineering, UNH

·   Albany Engineered Composites, Inc. in Rochester, with Igor Tsukrov, associate professor, and Todd Gross, professor, mechanical engineering, UNH

·   Hypertherm, Inc. in Hanover, with Solomon Diamond, assistant professor, Thayer School, Dartmouth College

·   Itaconix LLC in Hampton Falls, with Yvon Durant, associate research professor, materials science, UNH

·   Velcro Group Corporation in Manchester, with Glen Miller, professor, chemistry and materials science, UNH

The NHIRC’s Granite State Technology Innovation Grant leverages a state investment with federal dollars from the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR program (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) under Grant #EPS-0701730. The NHIRC and the New Hampshire EPSCoR program are administered by the Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization at the University of New Hampshire.”

What are you waiting for? Download the RFP and get to work on innovating in the Granite State!

– Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director

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