EDA announces a new grant opportunity to establish one Proof of Concept Center per region (we are served by the Austin Regional Office, which serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas). A minimum of 1:1 matching funds from non-Federal sources is required, and the deadline is July 20, 2012.
The full Federal Funding Opportunity is available here:
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012
The Obama Administration today announced the third round of the i6 Challenge to promote American innovation, foster entrepreneurship, and increase the commercialization of ideas into viable companies. The $6 million competition seeks to develop Proof of Concept Centers and create a network of experts to support innovators and researchers; spur sustainable startups, small businesses, and new ventures; expand access to capital to fuel growth; connect mentors and education to entrepreneurs; and spark job creation.