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NSF Intends to Commit $14M for Two I-Corps Programs in 2013

September 05, 2012

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it is accepting applications for the establishment of Innovation Corps (I-Corps) teams and sites. These programs are intended to provide additional funding and other services to help researchers commercialize NSF-funded scientific discoveries at institutions of higher education.

I-Corps team awards provide mentoring and additional funding to promising, NSF-funded researchers at institutions of higher education to accelerate innovation, attract subsequent third-party funding and increase the commercialization of scientific discoveries. NSF intends to commit $12.5 million to support up to 250 I-Corps teams in 2013. Proposals for I-Corps teams are due December 17, 2012. Read the I-Corps teams funding announcement.

To provide support for I-Corp teams, NSF also intends to establish up to 15 new I-Corps sites. I-Corps sites will work to nurture and support multiple, regional I-Corps teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace. Institutions of higher education interested in being an I-Corps site should submit their proposals by January 7, 2013.

Read the I-Corps sites funding announcement...

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