The Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund supports a set of activities designed to spur technology development and commercialization across New York State. The Fund launched in December 2016 and is named for Jeff Lawrence, a champion of the New York manufacturing and entrepreneurial communities. The Innovation Fund comprises three program tracks: 

  • Manufacturing Grants;
  • Commercialization Competition; and  
  • Innovation Challenge. 

The Innovation Fund provides over $1M annual allocation of direct assistance to the manufacturing, research and development, technology and entrepreneurial ecosystems.


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