Clarkson University to use $50,000 grant to install paint booth in Damon Hall Business Incubator
POTSDAM — Clarkson University and LC Drives recently received a grant award for $50,000 from FuzeHub. The money will be used to install a paint booth in Clarkson's Damon Hall.
Damon Hall is one of three buildings that make up the North Country Business Incubator network.It has been renovated to house light manufacturing startups, including the flagship tenant LC Drives. This private company is developing a manufacturing process and they, like many manufacturers, require a paint booth to put their product into production, according to a press release from FuzeHub.
This paint booth will begin helping LC Drives the day it is installed, but it will also provide long-term benefits to future manufacturing startups in the region including some that are already in the pipeline, the release said.
FuzeHub, a not-for-profit organization providing small to medium-sized manufacturing companies (SMEs) in New York State with guided access to a network of technical and business resources, recently awarded nearly $300,000 to six companies through the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund.
The Innovation Fund, consisting of $1 million annually for five years, supports activities designed to spur technology development and commercialization across New York State. FuzeHub is administering this fund as part of its role as the Empire State Development (ESD)-designated statewide MEP center.
As part of the fund, FuzeHub offers two rounds of manufacturing grants funding each year. These grants are available to New York State not-for-profit organizations, including higher education institutions, which are proposing innovative projects to be undertaken with small and mid-sized manufacturers or early stage companies.