Grants Available For Industry Research Projects
By Matthew Gianino, Institute on Disability / UCED
February 6, 2008
The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC) is seeking proposals
for its Granite State Technology Innovation Grant, which supports research
partnerships for New Hampshire companies with college and university laboratories.
A nonbinding letter of intent on company letterhead is due Feb. 20.
The NHIRC’s Granite State Technology Innovation Grant leverages a state
investment with federal dollars from the National Science Foundation’s
EPSCoR program (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). The
grants underwrite research projects in new technologies under development in
the private sector. It is a competitive process, with oversight by representatives
from industry, government and academic institutions.
The Request for Proposals, with topics of interest, is posted on the NHIRC
website: www.nhirc.unh.edu. The NHIRC and the New Hampshire EPSCoR program
are administered by the Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization
Award recipients in 2007 included:
- AAC International of Lebanon, with Dr. Minh Phan, associate professor of engineering,
- Alaka’i Consulting & Engineering, Inc., of Nashua, with Dr. Kevin
Short, professor of mathematics, UNH
- AmberWave Systems Corp. of Salem, with Dr. Glen Miller, professor of chemistry,
- Applied Geosolutions LLC of Durham, with Dr. Changsheng Li, professor of natural
- Biosignetics Corp. of Exeter, with Dr. Robert Geggel, Department of Cardiology,
Children’s Hospital Boston
- Graphicast, Inc., of Jaffrey, with Dr. Ronald Lasky, professor of engineering,
- ImmuRx, Inc., of Lebanon, with Dr. Randolph Noelle, professor of microbiology
and immunology, Dartmouth College
- IVS 3D, Inc., of Portsmouth, with Dr. Thomas Weber, research assistant professor,
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, UNH
- Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. of Concord, with Dr. Carmela Amato-Wierda, associate
professor of material sciences, UNH
- Omega Smart, Inc., of Manchester, with Dr. Joanne Curran Celantano, professor
of nutrition sciences, UNH
- Presstek, Inc., of Hudson, with Dr. Donald Sundberg, professor of materials
- Sky-Skan, Inc., of Nashua, with Dr. Colin Ware, professor of computer science,
- TBI ReFocus of Goffstown, with Dr. John LaCourse, professor of electrical and
computer engineering, UNH
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