Get Ahead with Grant Opportunities for Optics & Photonics

Posted by Aimee Schenck on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Taking the Next Step

Is your company ready to try something new? Have you been putting a project off due to costs? Rochester-based optics and photonics and advanced manufacturing companies may be able to receive grant funding to pursue projects that can boost lead generation and revenue.

Grant funding is an excellent way to expand your current marketing outreach. An award can also raise awareness for your company among industry leaders, the community, the media, and prospective business partners by validating the work you are doing and the need for your products.

Several of our customers are currently utilizing grants to work with us on marketing programs that will boost their leads and revenue. If you have a project you’d like to pursue or would like to brainstorm good-fit opportunities, contact us.

Marketing Grant Opportunities Available

htr-logoHigh Tech Rochester (HTR) currently has two opportunities available to companies in the OPI industries – Optics, Photonics and Imaging – that provide matching funds.

Manufacturing Productivity Program (MPP)

In partnership with National Grid, HTR is offering a grant to assist optics manufacturers in the Finger Lakes Region. Qualifying companies include those that are looking to improve productivity, targeting growth activities or seeking a combination of productivity improvement and growth. Eligibility is based on company location  being in one of the National Grid service areas is a must. To learn more, contact Mark Schrader.

Rochester Regional Photonics Accelerator (RRPA)

As part of the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, 2015 funding is available for optics and photonics companies working on projects that require outside service providers. Projects that could grow your company in revenue and jobs also qualify. The funding is available due to the federal government's recognition of the impact OPI industries have on the economies of the U.S. and the Finger Lakes region. Although project scopes can be broad, the ultimate result of the project should be to increase productivity and/or sales. Learn more.

If these opportunities seem like a good fit for your company, let us help you get started. Set up a consultation with a Launch Solutions principal to brainstorm ideas to move your business forward.

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Topics: Optics, Branding and Identity