Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund

The Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund supports a set of activities designed to spur technology development and commercialization across New York State, including Manufacturing Grants, a Commercialization Competition, and other activities to accelerate small to medium size manufacturing and technology companies.

The Fund’s History


The Fund launched in December 2016 and is named for Jeff Lawrence, a champion of the New York manufacturing and entrepreneurial communities.

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Fund track 1: Manufacturing Grants

The current round of Manufacturing Grants is now open.

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    Past Awardees

    Fund track 2: Commercialization Competition

    2018 information coming soon.

    Have Questions?

    If you have questions that have not been answered in the program FAQs, contact Industry Engagement Manager, Julianne Clouthier:

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    Open Competitions

    The grant competition is now open. You have until 4pm EST on Wednesday, February 28th to submit an application.

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