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  • SBIR-STTR Matching Funds Program 
    The Cabinet will match, on a competitive basis, Phase 1 and Phase 2 federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards received by Kentucky high-tech small businesses and those willing to become Kentucky-based businesses. This includes matching Phase 1 federal awards up to $150,000 to support the exploration of the technical merit or feasibility of an idea or technology, and up to $500,000 of federal Phase 2 awards, which support full-scale research and development.

  • Commonwealth Seed Capital LLC 
    Commonwealth Seed Capital, LLC, (CSC) is an independent, non-profit fund that makes debt or equity investments in early-stage Kentucky business entities to facilitate the commercialization of innovative ideas and technologies. 

    Investments are typically made in these specified innovation areas: health and human development; information technology and communications; bioscience; environmental and energy technologies; and materials science and advanced manufacturing. 

    CSC invests in companies that have a significant Kentucky presence, the prospect for substantial growth, and the potential to generate an appropriate rate of return. For more information, contact: 

    Gene Fuqua
    President
    Commonwealth Seed Capital, LLC
    300 West Vine Street, Suite 600
    Lexington, Kentucky 40507-1751
    859-685-3397
    gene.fuqua@commonwealthseed.com
    julie.dawson@commonwealthseed.com 

     

  • Kentucky Enterprise Fund and Rural Innovation Fund 
    The Kentucky Enterprise Fund and the Rural Innovation Fund provide seed-stage capital to Kentucky-based companies that are commercializing a technology-based product or process. The funds exist to stimulate private investment in Kentucky-based technology companies with high growth potential. The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation administers the funds under contract with the Council on Postsecondary Education.

 


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Mar 1, 2017

SWK EDC Hosts Workforce Series on How to Attract Young Talent
Hopkinsville, Ky - The South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council will host a half-day seminar on Economic Develompent 101 and Attracting…
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Jan 25, 2017

Freudenberg Cuts the Ribbon on $2M New High-Tech Equipment
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky - Freudenberg Filtration Technologies opened a new $2 million high-tech, highly-automated line today in a ceremony attended by…
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Jan 25, 2017

US Tobacco Announces $40M Investment at Hopkinsville Facilities
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky - Brian Quigley, President & CEO of US Smokeless Tobacco Company, and Governor Matt Bevin today announced a combined…
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