Grants for Growth is a long-standing CenterState CEO seed funding program that supports innovative applied research projects between universities and industry to improve business competitiveness and create jobs. Companies can apply for the award in one of three categories based on their growth stage: up to $10,000 Ignition grants for early-stage companies, up to $25,000 Proof of Concept grants, and up to $100,000 Commercialization investments for later-stage companies.

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John Liddy

Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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