Q&A session for $1 million US Gov’t Innovation Grant on July 12/12 from 1 – 2 p.m. Eastern Time

The Seat of Government
The Seat of Government (Photo credit: Ewan-M)

The US government is awarding up to $1 million to encourage and reward innovative, ground-breaking ideas that greatly expand innovation, commercialization and new enterprise formation across the United States. The 2012 i6 Challenge will award applicants submitting the best strategies to create Proof of Concept Centers that greatly increase innovation within their organizations, create processes to commercialize or implement innovation, and build networks that can utilize that innovation and entrepreneurship for local economic development.  Those eligible are:

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)

Closing date: July 20, 2012

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Do we do this in Canada too?