Regional Grant Opportunities Open to Commercial Space Sector

To retain and increase global competitiveness, regions must build public and private capacity for entrepreneurship and innovation to invent, improve, and bring to market new products and services, including in emerging, transformative sectors such as commercial space.

EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program helps regions to do just that, ultimately helping to better identify and align assets to bring technologies to market.

Through its two competitions — the i6 Challenge and the Seed Fund Support grant competition — the Program catalyzes the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout the U.S. by increasing access to support, expertise, and startup capital: essential elements to the success of entrepreneurial ventures in commercial space and other transformative sectors.

Eligible organizations in the space community are welcome to apply for grant funds. Learn more and apply soon — applications are due by 11:59pm ET on April 4, 2019!

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