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The Montana Board of Research Commercialization and Technology has attracted more than $448 million to Montana

Grants Awarded: $44 million

Matching Funds: $48 million

Follow-On Funding: $400 million

Total Matching Funds & Follow-On Funding: $448 million

Projects must be matched with non-Montana state government funds at an amount equal to at least 25% of total project costs. The program has averaged $1.11 in matching funds for every grant dollar awarded, easily exceeding the statutory requirement.

Follow-on funding is defined as dollars secured by projects after funding by the Board.

Dollars Attracted to Montana as a Result of Research and Commercialization Project Grants as of November 2018

Program Results

Economic Impact ReportEconomic Impact Report

The Economic Impact Report is a study of the effects on the Montana economy of the operations of the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology (MBRCT). The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana (BBER) uses a state-of-the-art policy analysis model and publicly available data on program spending and associated impacts, produced a detailed assessment of the ultimate impact of the operations of the program on employment, income, output, and population in the Montana economy.




Program Benefits
Program Benefits Report

The Program Benefits Report outlines the MBRCT program, its funding decision process and Montana's scientific research and development industry sector. Research in the following industries are highlighted: agriculture, energy, mining, biotech, medial, photonic, optics, and many others. The report also outlines MBRCT's involvement with the National Science Foundation, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and Montana Universities. Many compelling statistics concerning MBRCT's economic impact are also highlighted.


Final Report Summaries




Final Report Summaries

The Final Report Summaries page lists all reports and findings from 2015-2001. Each year has a distinctive report that outlines a summary of the project, economic impacts, commercialization, descriptions and more.




Program Results Summary

Program Results Summary

Since it began operations in 2000, the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology (MBRCT) has played an important role in the development and support of technology-based Montana companies. This support has assisted Montana companies to complete research projects, resulting in the commercialization of products and services.

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