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Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC): INNOVATE Hawaii
Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program Awardee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
The Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is a state agency with the aim to accelerate the growth of Hawaii's high technology industry by providing capital, building infrastructure, and developing talent to foster innovation and diversify Hawaii's economy. HTDC's INNOVATE Hawaii, a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), is designed to bring best practices to small and medium-sized manufacturing and pre-manufacturing businesses at an affordable cost. INNOVATE Hawaii builds the strength and competitiveness of Hawaii manufacturers through an array of programs and services, including coaching and training, consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs, and grant opportunities. INNOVATE Hawaii administers the Manufacturing Assistance Program (MAP) federal grant, and the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Grant (HSBIR) program. HTDC’s MAP grant program offers Hawaii-based manufacturers up to a 20% reimbursement (up to $100,000) on qualified expenses to help Hawaii manufacturers become globally competitive. The HSBIR program provides matching grants to help companies further the development of new products to solve critical issues. Applicants must have received federal SBIR grants or contracts to qualify for the state matching grant program. The HSBIR programs provides up to 50% match for companies receiving SBIR awards. Companies may apply also for reimbursement for grant writing costs for their initial grant application.
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