The Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund supports technology development and commercialization efforts across New York State. The Fund launched in December 2016 and is named for the late Jeff Lawrence, a champion of the New York manufacturing and entrepreneurial communities. The Innovation Fund comprises three program tracks:
- Manufacturing Grants
- Commercialization Competition
- Innovation Challenge
The Innovation Fund provides over $1M annual allocation of direct assistance to the manufacturing, research and development, technology and entrepreneurial ecosystems.