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Additional Funding Opportunities

Further funding opportunities can be discussed as it pertains to a company's project.


fh logo     FuzeHub Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund

The Manufacturing Innovation Fund supports a set of activities designed to spur technology development and commercialization across New York State, including Manufacturing Innovation Grants.  The fund is named for Jeff Lawrence, a champion of the New York manufacturing and entrepreneurial communities who passed away in 2015.

The Manufacturing Grants are designed to encourage collaboration between companies and non-profit organizations in New York State that work with the manufacturing industry. Application period will open January 31, 2020.



Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)

US Department of Commerces have released phase I of the 2019 SBIR  program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. 

Phase I funding aims to establish the technical merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed R&D efforts and to determine the quality of the awardees’ performance before additional funding is granted in later phases of the program. 

NIST’s SBIR program supports research at the frontiers of measurement science to ensure that the U.S. system of measurements is firmly grounded in sound scientific and technical principles. Its research activities provide industry, academia and other federal agencies with measurement tools and standards to strengthen U.S. competitiveness and security. 

Small businesses may apply in the following areas:

  • Advanced Communications, Networks and Scientific Data Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Fundamental Measurement, Quantum Science and Measurement Dissemination
  • Health and Biological Systems Measurements
  • Physical Infrastructure and Resilience
  • Exploratory Measurement Science

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FH logo     Fuzehub Commercialization Competition 2019

Date: November 18-19, 2019 
Location: Albany Capital Center, Albany NY

FuzeHub enters its third year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $400,000 commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Companies must exhibit the commercialization potential or their prototype or concept to a panel of judges in this live pitch competition. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses to success.

Apply to compete to demonstrate the commercialization potential of your technology and win money, with an anticipated six awards of $50,000 each; one company has the chance to win an additional $100,000 for a grand prize of $150,000.

Deadline to apply: August 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM

More Info  Apply Here

Global NY logo   MEDTEC China 2019 Trade Show STEP Grant

The MEDTEC China 2019 trade fair presents a business opportunity where 400 exhibitors and over 20,000 professional visitors searching for components, materials, technologies and solutions for their production lines will gather.

Global NY is Recruiting for MEDTEC China 2019: Global NY is recruiting up to 10 NYS small businesses to participate in an organized trade mission to METDTEC China 2019 in Shanghai. MEDTEC China, the leading medical device design and manufacturing exhibition in China, will take place on September 25-27, 2019 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Centre. It is a premier manufacturing and sourcing event for medical device manufacturers in China. Key industries include: Assembly Equipment & Production Machinery, Materials for Every Application, Packaging, Sterilization & Cleanroom Equipment, Plastics/Disposable Devices & Diagnostics, Outsourcing/Contract Manufacturing, Motors, Pumps & Motion Control, IVD Suppliers, Quality, Precision Technology, Medical Electronics.

ESD's Global NY offers STEP grant funds which can offset up to 70% of the costs of travel and exhibiting which can make this a relatively low cost opportunity for companies to explore Chinese markets.

Opportunities:   By joining the ESD programmed trade mission to MEDTEC China 2019, the delegation of New York companies will benefit by receiving a significant portion of the exhibit, travel and accommodation expenses through the Global NY State Trade Expansion Program ( STEP ) grant facilitated by the U.S. Small Business Administration;  and be eligible to participate in Global NY’s customized  Export Marketing Assistance Service   ( EMAS )  in China for added value.

Is Your Business Eligible? To be eligible for a STEP grant, you must meet SBA’s business criteria. To find out more, please contact Global NY directly to discuss the criteria and any questions you may have. Ineligible businesses include law firms, non-profit organizations, retailers and educational institutions. Companies that act as intermediaries for others or are recruiting foreign investment are also ineligible.

Application Deadlines: The deadline for applying to participate in MEDTEC China 2019 is July 12, 2019.

Global NY’s STEP for MEDTEC China 2019 Flyer

(631) 803-2300


CCE logo  Long Island Workforce Development Initiative

Qualified companies can be approved for up to $100,000 for training their workforce and related workforce development initiatives.

Funds are available on first-come basis, so start your application as soon as possible.

There are many different avenues you can take to apply for a variety of training programs. Please contact us to discuss your training needs as soon as possible. We are scheduling appointments now.

Let us know what programs you would like to know more about:

  • Supervisory Skills
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management Systems/ISO
  • Continuous Improvement/Lean/Six Sigma
  • Managerial Effectiveness/Customer Service
  • Communications/Business Writing/Presentation
  • Specialized Software



FH logo     Millennials in Manufacturing Awards

Calling NYS manufacturing companies that have employees 39  or younger playing a vital role in the manufacturing of the company’s products.

Is there a young employee at your manufacturing company that has demonstrated initiative in innovating new products or processes that are keeping your team competitive? Nominate them for the Millennials in Manufacturing Awards for a chance to win up to $2,500 and be featured in a FuzeHub publication and other marketing materials.

Application will close July 31 at 5pm. Awardees will be notified if they are a finalist in September. Prize will be awarded to the employee directly.



AIM     DoD Cybersecurity Assistance Grant

DoD Manufacturers:
The Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) is willing to assist small and medium manufacturers throughout New York State with department of defense contracts in meeting their DFARS cybersecurity requirements based on NIST 800-171 Special Publication. This includes assistance in cybersecurity risk assessments, project implementation for IT infrastructure, policy development, and employee training, and follow-up assessments with compliance letters that can be used to show contractors that requirements are being met. Up to 90% of project cost may be awarded, per eligible company.

Deadline: Funding for this award will no longer be available September 30th, 2019.

DoD CyberFund Flyer


Non-DoD Manufacturers Cybersecurity Gap Assessment Matching Award:
Phase I: Manufacturers can qualify for a $3,000 award to match the cash investment toward the cybersecurity gap assessment proposal that you choose. MTRC can connect you to a cybersecurity provider or you can choose one that you are interested in. Once the gap assessment proposal is completed, MTRC will review the assessment with you and discuss award process.

Phase II: Once you have completed the proposal process and begin any implementation, MTRC can review the next phase of investment to become cyber compliant and seek to award up to 30% back to the company.

Deadline: Funding for this award will no longer be available September 30th, 2019.

Cyber Security Grant Track



fh logo     FuzeHub Innovation Fund for Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

This round of funding is closed. Stay tuned to for updates on award notifications for 2019. 

As part of Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund, FuzeHub will administer a New York State Innovation Incentive Prize Program for Food, Beverage & Agriculture Technologies. The Innovation Incentive Prize Program will solicit proposals that support development of innovative products and/or solutions that will lead to more efficient operations within small scale farm businesses as well as food processing/beverage production businesses. Funding is limited and is suggested that applicants contact Julianne Clouthier if there are available program funds.

Julianne Clouthier



national grid     National Grid Manufacturing Productivity Program

The Natural Gas Manufacturing Productivity Program provides matching grants up to $40,000 to help manufacturers whose top management commits the time and resources to eliminating waste and/or increasing productivity on the “shop floor” and in the office.

National Grid Flyer


fuzehub       NYSERDA’s 2019 Strategic Energy Management Training Program

This third-round, fully funded training program offers New York State manufacturing companies the following benefits at no cost:

  • Customized training and support in creating a comprehensive energy performance management plan, resulting in long-term cost savings
  • Expert coaching in industrial energy saving technology as well as the application of continuous improvement principles to energy management
  • An assessment of business practices at all levels, supportively transforming your company’s culture to improve energy intensity, efficiency, and productivity
  • Improvement of financial resiliency, brand perception, and sales 
  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing across the program
  • Optimization of NYSERDA and utility company incentive opportunities

Over the twelve-month program, your company can have expert support to create a comprehensive implementation plan for energy saving opportunities, an employee engagement plan, and energy performance reporting methodologies.

If your company meets the eligibility requirements of (1) paying into in the electric System Benefits Charge (SBC) and (2) having an annual facility-based energy expenditure of $500,000 or more, we encourage you to review this case study from recent program participant, Potters Industries, and NYSERDA’s Program Opportunity Notice 3411.

Deadline for submission: June 20, 2019

For any questions and concerns please contact:

Christopher E. Stump
(518) 453-4579


ny best     NY - Best Bridge Program

The NY-BEST BRIDGE Program is a business assistance program for battery and energy storage companies in New York State. BRIDGE stands for “Business Resources to Innovate, Develop, Grow and Excel” and through the NY-BEST BRIDGE Program, NY-BEST is providing energy storage start-ups and businesses the tools and resources they need to successfully grow their companies. The Program was made possible through funding support from National Grid.

Aiden Snyder
(518) 694-8474



PBNY   Empire State Development

This round of funding is closed. Stay tuned to for updates on award notifications for 2019.  

Empire State Development offers grants to offset the costs of diversification and technology advancement, ultimately increasing the resiliency and competitiveness of New York State companies. Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation Currently has several open funding opportunities: