Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Innovation Fund

The Manufacturing Innovation Fund supports a set of activities designed to spur technology development and commercialization across New York State, including Manufacturing Innovation Grants, a Commercialization Competition, challenges, strategic memberships, training programs, and other resources serving small and medium sized manufacturers and companies.

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Fund track 1: Innovation Grants

Are you a non-profit organization that works with manufacturers? Non-profit organizations in New York State, including higher education institutions, are eligible to serve as lead applicants.

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Fund track 2: Commercialization Fund

Companies apply directly to participate in the competition, but companies are subject to FuzeHub eligibility policies. Applicant companies must be located in New York State and planning to grow and remain in New York State.

About Commercialization Fund



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. more


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grant awardees

See the past awardees made up of the best from around the state.

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Open Competitions

Currently all competitions are closed. Join our mailing list to receive news on the next competition.

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