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Monday, September 28, 2009

Want to get a JumpStart? Cornell accepting applications for Jump Start funding program through October 20

The JumpStart program of the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) is seeking applicants for the news round of funding designed to help small NYS businesses solve concrete problems related to materials through collaborations with university research centers. Deadline for applications for this round is October 20.

The program is a a one-semester project utilizing university expertise that can provide up to $5000 in matching NYSTAR funding. The CCMR partners with other NYSTAR-funded university technology centers.

The centers below work with the Jump Start program and are good sources of information about their subject matter expertise.
  • The Integrated Electronics Engineering Center, Binghamton University
  • Center for Advanced Information Management, Columbia University
  • The New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Photonics Applications at the City University of New York (CUNY)
  • The Center for Future Energy Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • The Center for Engineered Polymeric Materials, CUNY, College of Staten Island
  • The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology, Alfred University
  • The Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Clarkson University
Awardees may utilize $1 of NYSTAR funds (via the center sponsoring their project) for every $2 of company expenses for projects of up to $15,000 in value, with cash input from the company capped at $5,000. Project funding covers resources such as faculty, research staff, facilities services, and materials.

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