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NSF Accepting Applications for New I-Corps Sites

March 26, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new round of funding for the Innovation Corps Sites (I-Corps Sites) Program.  Housed at institutions of higher education, I-Corps Sites are intended to:

  • Nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in NSF-funded research projects with commercial potential;
  • Provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and funding to enable groups to transition their scientific and engineering discoveries into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants;
  • Support and mentor I-Corps Teams; and,
  • Develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors.

NSF will commit up to $1.5 million to establish up to 15 new I-Corps Sites. To be eligible for an I-Corps Site award, the institution of higher education must have existing innovation and/or entrepreneurial units. Applications are due June 27. Read the announcement…

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