Grants for October 2015

CMTS-2015. Amazing Technology That Can Become Yours

As you may know we recently exhibited at CMTS-2015. This week I wanted to tell you about some amazing technologies you can use to improve and transform your business. 

1. There are different equipment vendor directories for different industries that can help you select the right piece of equipment for your business needs. For example, metalworking equipment vendor directory is here. This is an example of woodworking equipment vendor directory. There are similar ones in other industries.

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[Election Results] and Government Funding

Last night I went to bed after midnight as I followed the results of the election. It is clear that we are going to have a new majority government soon. This fact will certainly impact some government funding programs, but there is no reason to panic just yet.

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[Update] Pre-Screening Applications for SMART Program

In the last week’s update I announced that the application process for SMART program (funds 35% of equipment and software costs) are changing. I am happy to let you know that the change is complete and now there is a Pre-Screening process.

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CME SMART Program Update

In this week’s post I wanted to share information about amazing equipment and technology I’d seen at CMTS-2015 last week. But the circumstances changed a little bit. I attended SMART program seminar this Tuesday and had a chance to interview program management. There are important updates to share with you.

1. Competition. The program currently has 500 eligible applications per 50 available spots that must be filled in the next 4-6 months. Thus 9 out of 10 eligible and legitimate applications will have to be rejected no matter how good they were written and no matter how good the proposed project or applying company is. Get Started