DE, LA, ME, MO, NH, VT, and WA innovation funding

United-States-Map-2More states take measures to build an innovation plan for their region.  This on the heels of concerns of cuts in Federal funding from the Trump administrations.  Proactive Governors are on the front lines looking out for their state’s future well being.  While other states are confronted with cuts to the budget.


Delaware: Governor Jay Carney
  • $2.0M for the Delaware Prosperity Partnership focused on innovation economy, marketing, and workforce.
  • $1M for a board with public and private sector representatives will govern the partnership.
  • $2.8M for a new division of the Secretary of State’s office will be responsible for supporting small businesses incentive programs.
  • $2.5M for the National Institute Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals.
  • $1.5M for the Fraunhofer Center for Vaccine Development.
  • $1.0M for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (5 yrs).
  • $1.0M in state match for the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research (5 yrs).
  • $1.0M for the Bioscience Center for Advanced Technology.
  • $800K for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
Louisiana: Governor John Bel Edwards
  • $209.4M for a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend any of the Louisiana public colleges and universities or the Louisiana Community and Technical College system.
  • $34.7M to support statewide economic development in areas of small business loans and mentoring;  entrepreneurial incubators.
Maine: Governor: Paul LePage
  • $17.4M for university researchers with capital to leverage federal and private sector research grants and contracts.
  • $7.1 million to promotes research and development in the state and funding technology transfer activities and inter-institutional research efforts.
Missouri: Governor Eric Greitens
  • Forced to cut $250M from the budget deal
New Hampshire: Governor Chris Sununu
  • Removed more than $1 million in matching funds for STEM program.
  • $375K for new robotics education fund.
  • $275K for the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center.
Vermont: Governor Phil Scott
  • $428K to the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center.
  • $200K for the University of Vermont center for emerging technology.
  • $150K for the Vermont Small Business Development Center.
Washington: Governor Jay Inslee
  • $700K for regional organizations working with tourism, agriculture or wood products or clean tech and energy and must be 100 percent matched by the grantee.
  • $3M for aerospace innovation.


source: SSTI

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