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USDA announces I-FAST prize competition

July 19, 2018

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA, is announcing the I-FAST prize competition to develop and implement the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) program. NIFA will partner with NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) to provide entrepreneurship training to NIFA grantees under this pilot program. The goals are to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from NIFA supported academic research. Over six months, the selected teams will learn what it will take to achieve an economic impact with their particular innovation. The final goal of the competition is to facilitate technology transfer of innovations that can make an impact in the marketplace.

The pre-application phase competition submission is open and ends August 3. More information is available here.

usda, tech transfer, nsf