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Innovation and
Entrepreneurship

i6 Challenge

$16 MILLION AVAILABLE IN i6 CHALLENGE GRANTS!

Get Started: Read the NOFO (PDF), and the FAQs (PDF) and sign up for one of this year’s Informational Webinars.

APPLY HERE! Applications are due no later than Wednesday, August 29, 2018.


EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program awards grants that build regional capacity to translate innovations into jobs through proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs.

i6 Program Infographic
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Applicant Resources

i6 Awards

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  • Success Stories

    RIS Highlights

    To stay up-to-date on the latest RIS program news, including announcements of any future funding opportunities, please check OIE's Highlights page regularly and sign up for EDA’s newsletter.