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Entrepreneurs are welcome here. North Dakota is one of the most innovative states in the country according to Consumer Technology Association. From launching the nation’s first operational test site for Unmanned Aircraft Systems to developing cutting-edge precision farming practices, our state is committed to policies that create an environment where innovation thrives, and new enterprises can entice and retain top talent. We welcome homegrown entrepreneurs — and those looking for a place to establish their enterprises — to grow their businesses and create quality jobs for our skilled workforce. And we will work right beside you to make it happen.

Through expert guidance from business coaches, certified entrepreneurial centers and extensive leadership courses, Innovate ND provides the entrepreneurial community of North Dakota the resources needed to help turn an innovative idea into a profitable business.

Do you have great ideas to grow and expand your business but lack the staff time or expertise for research and development? Thanks to the Research ND Grant program, North Dakota can help turn that great idea into reality:

  • Access the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota's research universities
  • Up to $300,000 in matching funds for qualified projects
  • Program funds for product research, development and commercialization in nearly any industry

What are you waiting for? Turn your innovative idea into a profitable business.

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