JumpStart Program for NY State Small Businesses
A program at the Cornell Center for Material Research called the JumpStart awards is working to support small businesses in New York state. Businesses in Ithaca, Williamsville, and Rochester have received the Fall 2012 awards. Kate O’Connell reports: Audio interview
The JumpStart program of the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) is designed to help small NYS businesses solve concrete problems related to materials through collaborations with Cornell experts.
The program provides:
- A one-semester project utilizing university expertise
- An opportunity to build a relationship with university faculty and facilities
- Up to $5000 in matching NYSTAR funding
Awardees may utilize $1 of NYSTAR funds for every $2 of company expenses for projects of up to $15,000 in value. Up to half of company expenses may be in the form of non-cash contributions such as employee time, travel expenses, and materials supplied, and the remainder in the form of cash expenditures. Project funding covers resources such as faculty, research staff, facilities services, and materials.