Small businesses and researchers need capital to innovate, expand and succeed. We provide funding to local entrepreneurs, start-ups, and research projects with several opportunities occurring throughout the year.
Innovate RI Fund
The Innovate RI Fund provides grants to assist local entrepreneurs and high-growth start-ups defray the costs of applying for federal SBIR/STTR grants, match Phase I and Phase II awards and hire interns.
RI Research Alliance
The RI Research Alliance awards Collaborative Research Grants through a competitive granting process with the goal of stimulating cutting-edge collaborative research projects across the State’s research institutions.