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i6 Challenge

EDA’s 2019 RIS competition is no longer accepting applications. Pending budget authorizations, EDA plans to run the next RIS competition in early 2020.

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.

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National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

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