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.
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