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i6 Challenge

EDA received $33 million for the Regional Innovation Strategies program this year and is eagerly working on final details for a newly designed, 2020 competition. Please stay tuned for the program release in the coming weeks!

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

2019 i62018 i62017 i62016 i62015 i62014 i6

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.

Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE)

Build To Scale (B2S)
formerly Regional Innovation Strategies Program (RIS)

SPRINT Challenge

STEM Talent Challenge

Accelerate R2 Network Challenge

National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

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