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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program

A highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Currently, eleven Federal agencies participate in the program: Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department of Defense Department of […]

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Façade Improvement Programs

The URA offers several different façade improvement programs designed to help commercial building owners and tenants improve or restore their storefronts. STREETFACE RENOVATION PROGRAM The Streetface Renovation Program is designed to help business owners make improvements to their façades and improve the “face” of their commercial districts by creating more attractive street-level experiences. Program Summary […]

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Awesome Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, prepare to increase your awesomeness with Awesome Pittsburgh, $1,000 at a time. Awesome Pittsburgh grants money – cold hard cash with no strings attached – to people or groups with brilliant ideas. Pittsburgh, already a hotbed of awesomeness, is brimming with smart, passionate, creative, crazy people. Awesome Pittsburgh’s team of trustees wants to give […]

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Urban Innovation21 (Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credit)

Urban Innovation21 offers programming to support and help grow startups and entrepreneurs.  We are a unique public-private partnership that is supporting the growth of entrepreneurship in our region’s innovation economy and connecting that growth to underserved communities and the residents who live in those communities. Urban Innovation21 is keenly concerned with the stagnation of local […]

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Early Stage Fund

Investing is a vehicle to create wealth. But it’s also a way to give back. The Early Stage Fund is offered through Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse. Breakthroughs in life sciences eliminates suffering around the world. But how do you separate a good idea from a bad one? Where do you find a like-minded network partner […]

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