Applications close March 11 for the SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund

Researchers at the SyracuseCoE (taken pre-pandemic)

Do you have a cleantech venture?  Applications for the SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund are due by Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.  To date, SyracuseCoE has supported nearly 50 commercialization-driven Innovation Fund projects by Partner firms, with awards totaling more than $525,000. Some of them have been Syracuse University faculty and student startups who used the funds to develop prototypes or achieve other accessibility milestones. 

Grants are available of up to $10,000 to help overcome barriers to commercialization of potentially transformative innovations. Projects must address a challenge within SyracuseCoE’s core focus areas, and preference may be available for projects that address the ongoing pandemic, as well as post-pandemic challenges.  The SyracuseCoE welcomes projects that include research engagements with faculty and students, support for product development and testing, market analyses, proposal match requirement, and more.

Eligibility for awards is extended to current and new members of the 2021 SyracuseCoE Partner Program. Collaborations with academic researchers from Partner institutions are encouraged, however, proposals must be submitted and led by SyracuseCoE Partner firms.  Proposals may be accepted from new Partners.  Visit the Partner webpage or contact  to learn more about joining the program.

Seed funding for the Innovation Fund was provided in 2013 by NYIEQ, Inc., and the program is now funded by SyracuseCoE Partner Program Industry Partner annual member revenues.

Learn more and apply here.