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FuzeHub offering grants for nonprofits to support manufacturing innovation

By Eric Reinhardt

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Albany–based FuzeHub says the application period for its next round of manufacturing grants is open and will continue through Feb. 28.

Nonprofit organizations can propose projects that help New York manufacturers in developing and improving products or enhancing their production capabilities.

The maximum grant award amount is $50,000, FuzeHub said in a news release.

FuzeHub is a nonprofit organization that seeks to assist small to medium manufacturing companies in New York by matching them with technical and business resources. It offers manufacturing grants “periodically.”

For more information about the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund and the types of projects that are eligible for manufacturing grants, visit https://fuzehub.com/innovation-fund/.

FuzeHub in 2017 awarded more than $800,000 in manufacturing grants, in addition to supporting $250,000 worth of commercialization projects for startup companies.

About the grant funding

FuzeHub awards the manufacturing grants through dollars available in the Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Innovation Fund.

Lawrence, who died in 2015, was a top executive at the Albany–based Center for Economic Growth, the manufacturing extension partnership (MEP) center for the Capital Region, and a supporter of New York manufacturing and entrepreneurial communities.

The manufacturing-innovation fund, which was established with $1 million annually for five years, supports activities designed to “spur technology development and commercialization” across New York state.

FuzeHub is administering the fund as part of its role as the Empire State Development (ESD)-designated statewide MEP center.

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com

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