Research and Development Grant Program Information Sessions
Presented By the Virginia Tobacco Commission
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Overview: A one hour information and question & answer session on the grant program guidelines, funding priorities, evaluation criteria, and application process for the Virginia Tobacco Commission’s Research & Development Grant Program.
Targeted sectors for R&D grant awards include chemicals and materials (i.e. nano-materials and biopolymers), information technology services (i.e. health IT, cyber security), biomedical and health care (i.e. point-of care diagnostics, computational technologies), energy, and clean energy & environment.
Grants ranging from $250,000 up to $2 million are available for final stage of research or prototyping of new products or services that are expected to lead to commercialization. Projects must provide for at least a 1:1 match. Activities proposed for funding and the resulting commercialization must occur within Virginia's Tobacco Region footprint in order to be eligible. The next R&D grant application deadline is October 17, 2014.
Who Should Attend: Private companies, entrepreneurs, and prospective project sponsors and project team members.
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Session #1 on R&D grant program
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Break for Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Session #2 on R&D grant program
*2:00 to 4:00 PM - Time slots (30 minutes) are available on assignment for individual project team meetings for those planning to submit R&D applications.
Location: “The Mill Room” within Virginia Heartland’s Commonwealth Regional Council building at One Mill Street, Farmville, VA 23901.
RSVP to Ben Dawson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-432-3042, by the close of business on Friday, September 5, 2014. Space is limited.
This information session is offered by the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission in partnership with Virginia’s Growth Alliance, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Corporation, and Genedge Alliance.