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Innovation Technology Loan Fund

Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) Committee is now again accepting applications for the LIFT program.

The Innovation Technology Loan Fund (LIFT) is an innovation loan fund to support technology advancement put in place by the 2019 legislative session.
LIFT is a $15 million fund established for the purpose of providing financing for commercialization of intellectual property within the State of ND. The legislation outlines the following industries as appropriate uses for these funds: 
  • Advanced computing and data management
  • Agriculture technology
  • Autonomous and unmanned vehicles and related technologies
  • Energy
  • Health care
  • Value-added agriculture
  • Value-added energy
  • Any industry or area specifically identified by the committee as an industry that will contribute to the diversification of the state’s economy.
Applicants meeting these criteria are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by the Department of Commerce to ensure they meet the criteria outlined in the legislation, and then turned over to the Committee for approval or rejection.
If approved, the applicant will work with the Bank of North Dakota to structure and establish the loan and access the funds. More info can be found by visiting House Bill 1333.

Click here for application process!

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