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NSF establishes new I-Corps Hubs to advance National Innovation Network

September 09, 2021

NSF announced five new multi-institution I-Corps Hubs to deliver entrepreneurship training to academic researchers and scale the National Innovation Network. Each hub is funded at $3 million per year for five years and comprises a regional alliance of at least eight universities. The hubs are intended to offer a more integrated approach than the previous I-Corps Nodes and I-Corps Sites, which were funded separately. The new model will provide increase funding and enable scaling I-Corps across the country.

The I-Corps program was established in 2011 and connects NSF-funded academic researchers across science and engineering with the technological, entrepreneurial, and business communities to help create a National Innovation Network. NSF plans to issue a new I-Corps Hubs solicitation in fall 2021 to continue to expand opportunities for entrepreneurship education and technology translation throughout the U.S. More information, including the lead universities and their regional partners, is available here

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