CTNEXT has successfully completed the initial phase of the Innovation Voucher Program.
Effective September 6, 2013, no additional voucher applications will be considered. Please continue to visit the CTNEXT website for information on the next phase of the voucher program which is scheduled to be launched in October.
Innovative vouchers provide funding for early stage companies to work with a service provider to overcome innovation challenges.
Vouchers are unmatched grants, valued up to $10,000, that are paid to a service provider to complete a defined business or technology development project.
Vouchers are designed to:
- Help companies translate innovative ideas into viable commercial products
- Gain a competitive advantage in domestic and export markets
- Encourage early stage firms to leverage outside support
- Encourage research and service organizations to support early stage companies
- Companies deemed high performing and working with a Growth Advisor are eligible
Interested companies and service providers can learn more about Innovation Vouchers by reading the Program Guide, found here.
|For Service Providers||For Growth Companies|
|To participate in the program, service provider must first become a qualified provider by completing this short form. A CTNEXT representative will review each request to ensure the service provider has a verifiable track record.||For Growth Companies to receive an innovation voucher, they must first be selected as “growth ready” and begin working with a Growth Advisor by following the steps outlined under Growth Advisory Services here.|
|Once qualified, the service provider applies jointly for a voucher with an eligible company using the forms below. Note: the applicant company and service provider complete separate forms. Be sure to use the same project title and contact people on both forms.||Once qualified, the applicant company applies jointly for a voucher with a service provider using the forms below. Note: the applicant company and service provider complete separate forms. Be sure to use the same project title and contact people on both forms.|
|Applicant service providers and companies will be contacted with funding decision within four weeks from date of submission.Service Provider Qualification Form||Applicant service providers and companies will be contacted with funding decision within four weeks from date of submission.Company Voucher Application Form|