Funding Opportunities

We are still accepting funding applications. Please fill out the form below and reach out to with any questions.

Innovate Stamford invites proposals for initiatives designed to enhance Stamford’s quality of place experience. See here for the latest Request for Interest.

See here for the Funding Application. This application should be used for any funding request even when not responding to a specific RFI.



About Innovate Stamford

In 2017, Innovate Stamford formed and was catalyzed with a $2 million grant from CTNext, a state-funded subsidiary of the quasi-public venture capital firm Connecticut Innovations. The grant designates Stamford as an “Innovation Place”, a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth. This is part of a statewide effort to build a more robust community of entrepreneurs and accelerate startup growth by providing access to talent, space, industry expertise, services, skill development and capital.

Stamford’s Innovation District integrates places, institutions and people who have historically been unconnected into a cohesive hub for innovation. These include emerging live-work-play-learn neighborhoods in the South End and downtown; economic, cultural and educational anchor institutions such as UConn-Stamford and The Ferguson Library; early stage entrepreneurs and leaders of their global customers; and public spaces such as parks, plazas and other pedestrian destinations.