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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Economic development group is accepting applications from new business startups for its fall grants program.

As many as six grants, each up to $50,000 in value, will be awarded.

The grants are non-dilutive and are designed to help new companies bridge the gap between government funding and outside, private investors.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 18.

To be eligible, companies must be based in North Carolina and be focused on information technology, medical devices and diagnostics, material sciences or green technologies. Preference is given to startups that have not received equity funding.

Grants will be awarded in December.