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CAM Commercialization Fund

chemical-alliance-zoneThe Chemical Alliance Zone, Inc. (CAZ) has funding available to assist West Virginia researchers, entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and small-to-medium firms that have innovation or commercialization ideas in the chemicals and advanced materials (CAM) sectors.

Through the CAM Fund, CAZ provides support for the commercialization of chemicals, materials, related products, services, or other innovative technologies. Interested companies or researchers apply for the funds by submitting proposals.

Examples for the use of funds include, but are not limited to, patent filings or related work, proof-of-concept activities, marketing studies, legal or accounting assistance, executive-in-residence assistance, entrepreneurial mentoring, customer sample preparation, or other activities that support the commercialization of new technologies.  Award amounts may vary significantly, but will likely average $10,000 to $20,000 and may range from $5,000 up to $20,000.

The Chemical Alliance Zone is a non-profit organization based in South Charleston and is dedicated to supporting and expanding the chemical industry and technology economy in West Virginia. It recently established the only incubator in the nation focused solely on commercializing chemistry-based technology – ChemCeption.

For questions about the CAM Commercialization Fund or to submit a proposal, please contact Kevin DiGregorio (CAZ Executive Director) at  Additional information also is available by clicking here.