Friday, October 2, 2009

Ohio Third Frontier and Other Organizations Announce Availability of Grant Programs | TechColumbus

Ohio Third Frontier and Other Organizations Announce Availability of Grant Programs | TechColumbus

A number of organizations have announced the availability of grant programs to support research and innovation.  Ohio Third Frontier is making $21 million available through the Wright Projects Program.  Wright Projects are ones that foster strong research capabilities within Ohio colleges and universities by linking specific research capabilities with the needs of specific industry sectors in Ohio including advanced/alterative energy, instruments, controls and electronics, advanced materials, advanced propulsion and biomedical.  The Wright Program offers grants to provide capital equipment to Ohio’s colleges, universities and non-profit research institutions that will support entrepreneurial and commercialization efforts in the short term, and, in the longer run, help contribute to the training and education of the current and future workforce.  Letters of Intent are due October 20 with proposals due December 8, 2009.  There will be a bidder’s conference held at TechColumbus October 6. 

For more details, see the release from ODOD.RFP Materials are available at the Ohio Third Frontier Web site.
Ohio’s Department of Energy has also announced the availability of $10 million for applicants proposing energy efficiency improvements in several industries, including advanced energy, aerospace and aviation, agriculture and food processing and bioscience. Technologies can include combined heat and power, demand reduction, assessments for carbon mitigation opportunities, improvements in process heat applications, motors and other industrial systems.  The funding is made possible through the Targeting Industry Efficiency grant program, part of Ohio’s $96 million proposal for the State Energy Program that was accepted on June 26 by the U.S. Department of Energy.  Awards will range between $250,000 and $1 million and will be selected through a competitive process. All eligible projects must be located within Ohio and include a match investment of a minimum of 50 percent of total costs, completion within 12 months and must provide direct economic impact in Ohio.
For more on this program see the story in Business First.

Applications are also currently being sought for two Lamelson-MIT programs including the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize which is awarded to an outstanding mid-career inventor who has developed a patented process or product that provides significant value to society and has either been adopted or has high potential of being adopted for practical use.  Lamelson-MIT is also accepting applications for its $100,000 Award for Sustainability which recognizes and supports inventors whose work enhances economic opportunities in developing countries while protecting and restoring the natural environment.  For more information on these grant programs see the Lemelson-MIT site.Posted using ShareThis


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