SyracuseCoE opens applications from partners for innovation grants


The SyracuseCoE has announced the availability of the 2019 SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund, a fund supported by Partners, for Partners, and designed to bridge barriers to commercialization of potentially transformative clean tech innovations.  Applications are open to current 2019-20 SyracuseCoE Partner companies, with requests up to $10,000.  No more than 6 awards will be made in 2019, and companies at all Partner levels are invited to apply. Projects might include research engagements with faculty and students, support for product development and testing, market analyses, proposal match requirement, and more. The SyracuseCoE Partner Program is a robust network of businesses, university faculty and students collaborating to accelerate the commercialization of environmental and energy innovations and technologies and grow the regional economy.

Applications are due by Monday, March 8, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., and in a streamlined review process, applications will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers, and selected applicants will be invited to give a brief pitch, in-person, for their project on, tentatively, March 13th.

Eligibility for awards is extended to current members in the SyracuseCoE Partner Program.  Collaborations with academic researchers from Partner institutions are encouraged, however, proposals must be submitted and led by SyracuseCoE Partner firms. Projects must be aligned with commercialization of innovative products/technologies and focused on one or more of SyracuseCoE’s three core areas:

  • Indoor Environmental Quality and Building Energy Efficiency
  • Clean & Renewable Energy
  • Water Resources

For more information on the SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund, including program guidelines, and a link to the online application and required budget template, visit

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