UNH Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization
Media Contact:  Paula Pelletier
(603) 862-0123
UNH Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization
August 12, 2008

DURHAM, N.H. - The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC) is seeking proposals for its Granite State Technology Innovation Grant, which supports research partnerships for New Hampshire companies with college and university laboratories.

The grants support research projects in new technologies under development in the private sector. It is a competitive process, with oversight by representatives from industry, government and academic institutions. Projects vary from proof-of-concept to a substantial investment in engineering or process design. Companies are required to provide matching funds or services.

A nonbinding letter of intent on company letterhead is due September 15, 2008. The Request for Proposals, with topics of interest and instructions, is posted on the NHIRC website, www.nhirc.unh.edu.

The most recent recipients are:

  • Foss Manufacturing Company, LLC of Hampton, with Dr. James Harper, professor of physics, UNH
  • Newport Computer Services, Inc. of Rochester, with Dr. A. R. Venkatachalam, professor, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, UNH
  • Velcro Group Corporation in Manchester, with Dr. Glen Miller, professor of chemistry and materials science, UNH


The NHIRC�s Granite State Technology Innovation Grant leverages a state investment with federal dollars from the National Science Foundation�s EPSCoR program (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). The NHIRC and the New Hampshire EPSCoR program are administered by the Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization at the University of New Hampshire.



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