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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Vermont is home to some of the most innovative companies in New England.

From Ben & Jerry’s to Darn Tough, we have made a name for innovative products with unbelievable quality. These quirky and free thinking people, preferring to think outside the box, combined with a happy and productive workforce, make Vermont a melting pot of talent and ideas.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for innovation funding:

Learn the basics of the SBIR and STTR programs including program goals, eligibility requirements, participating agencies, and more by checking out the slide presentation prepared by Jeralyn Haraldsen, PhD, UVM Grant Proposal Manager.

Elevate Vermont:

Elevate Vermont is a technology-based economic development program designed to catalyze growth in Vermont’s high tech business sector through increased access to targeted technical and research assistance.