Applications are open for the state’s Clean Tech Research & Development Voucher Program, which helps early-stage companies access facilities, equipment and makerspaces at participating New Jersey universities and government labs.
The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology (CSIT) says the $435,000 program subsidizes the cost of accessing specialized facilities for projects that develop or test technologies intended to avoid emissions or recapture greenhouse gases or criteria pollutants. Companies can apply for multiple vouchers up to a cap of $15,000 in any 12-month period.
The following technology areas are eligible under the program: chemicals/advance materials, energy distribution/storage, energy efficiency, energy generation, green buildings, transportation, waste processing, and water and agriculture. The Clean Tech Ecosystem Map listing university laboratory resources in New Jersey can be viewed on the CSIT website.
To be eligible for the Clean Tech R&D Voucher Program, applicants must be registered to conduct business in New Jersey and must have no more than 50 full-time employees at the time of application. Additionally, 100% of the project work for which the voucher is being sought must be conducted in New Jersey. Full eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.njeda.com/csit.
CSIT Executive Director Judith Sheft recently hosted an informational webinar for potential applicants to the Clean Tech R&D Voucher Program. Interested applicants can view the recording of that webinar here.