International Entrepreneurship: Exposure To Micro-Markets In Tunisia

A stone’s throw from Gladiator’s El Djem amphitheater in Tunisia, enterprising business owners would sell gladiator sweat as an exclusive, pricey product to wealthy women who believed the liquid would bring them the vitality of the fearless fighters.


CCNY & partners develop GPS-type app for the visually impaired

Navigating a busy airport or bus terminal can be a challenging proposition for anyone, let alone the visually impaired or disabled.


NSF recognizes Rowan Engineering through I-Corps program

Students and faculty in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering (HMRCOE) at Rowan University are extending their focus beyond lab settings and learning how to commercialize their inventions through participation in the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program.


Why Some of the Most Groundbreaking Technologies Are a Bad Fit for the Silicon Valley Funding Model

Over the past few decades, Silicon Valley has been such a powerful engine for entrepreneurship in technology that, all too often, it is considered to be some kind of panacea.


Start-up training program opens to all

NSF entrepreneur program for university scientists now seeks nonacademic trainees


NSF expands entrepreneurship training for tech startups at six I-Corps™ nodes

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded supplements to six Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) nodes to launch a pilot “Phase Zero” I-Corps program.


What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like

Companies and government agencies often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a set of unconstrained activities with no discipline.

NYU Tandon & NSF launch experiment to attract women and minorities to STEM entreprenuership

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $500,000 to New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering to attract, instruct, and mentor student entrepreneurs — particularly women — in ways to use STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

This Program Uses Lean Startup Techniques to Turn Scientists into Entrepreneurs

When Subra Suresh was tapped to lead the National Science Foundation (NSF), in 2010, he saw that many of the pathbreaking discoveries developed through the agency’s grants weren’t finding their way to the marketplace, so he sought to foster better links between government and industry.

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

While current water sensing tools are expensive, inaccurate or labor intensive, the new sensor tells growers when their plants need irrigation with accurate, real-time readings at reasonable cost.

RIT selected to receive National Science Foundation I-Corps grant NTID, Simone Center partnership will use funding to provide support for deaf, hard-of-hearing STEM entrepreneurs

Rochester Institute of Technology is among eight National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) sites across the country selected to each receive $30,000 grants to increase participation and promote inclusion of underrepresented populations in the National Innovation Network.

Proposed I-Corps Network To Focus on Creating Jobs and Businesses in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania research universities have committed to explore the creation of a Pennsylvania I-Corps Network to help accelerate the translation of federally funded research into more jobs and businesses in the state.

Science and Entrepreneurial Impact

The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship invites applications to UD’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites).

NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation

The Upstate New York Alliance for Entrepreneurial Innovation – a partnership of Cornell University, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Rochester – has been awarded $4.2 million from the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program to lead entrepreneurship and commercialization support programs targeted at the scientific community through an NSF I-Corps Node site at Cornell.

Banerjee uses NSF I-Corps program to further engineering entrepreneurship

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) program is designed to challenge engineers during a seven-week business boot camp in an effort to help foster entrepreneurship and the commercialization of technology.

NSF Program Helps UConn Entrepreneurs Get Started

Imagine that due to your family medical history, you had an almost 100 percent risk of developing cancer in your lifetime.

Fostering the “ECE Lab to Market Translation Pipeline”: The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps Program

ECE labs have a long-established track record of academic innovations that have made it to the marketplace.

Four NYU Teams Receive $50,000 NSF I-Corps Grants to Help Move Research from the Lab to the Marketplace

Four NYU teams have each been awarded $50,000 Innovation Corps grants by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help move their research from the lab into the marketplace.

NSF expands the National Innovation Network with two new I-Corps nodes

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two major grants to further expand and support a national network of public-private partnerships to transition fundamental science and engineering discoveries to the marketplace under the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program.

NIH and NSF collaborate to accelerate biomedical research innovations into the marketplace

A collaboration between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health will give NIH-funded researchers training to help them evaluate their scientific discoveries for commercial potential, with the aim of accelerating biomedical innovations into applied health technologies.

Startup Guru Steve Blank Brings His 5-Day Lean Launchpad to NYU

If you’ve read anything at all about the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s incubators; its NSF iCorps node, which helps scientists and engineers commercialize their research; or any number of other entrepreneurial initiatives going on here, chances are you’ve heard about lean start-up methodology.

NYCRIN News Update

In the world of university entrepreneurship, it can be tough to transition from “good idea” to successfully forming a company or licensing a technology.

Getting Ph.D.s to Think Like Entrepreneurs

In a crowded hotel conference room in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., in October, Jerry Engel told dozens of earnest young scientists and engineers to cut the “scientific crap” and instead identify would-be customers who might care about their products.

CUNY boot camp in sci-finance puts STEM ideas to the biz test

The next technological revolution that changes your life could come from a college classroom, thanks to an ambitious new program at The City University of New York.

NYU Selected to Join NSF Innovation Corps

NYCRIN will embrace a “learn by doing” philosophy of entrepreneurship training and emphasize ideas central to the “lean startup” methodology, whose aim is to found frugal, capital-efficient organizations with a low burn rate.

NSF Awards $3.7 Million for Research-to-Marketplace Initiative

In a move designed to fast-track research to the marketplace, the National Science Foundationhas awarded a three-year $3.74 million grant to a collaboration between The City University of New York, Columbia University and New York University.

Fueling Start-Ups: NSF Grant Helps Advance the School’s Entrepreneurship Initiatives

With this new award, the three universities are partners in NSF’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps), a set of activities and programs that prepares scientists and engineers to extend their innovations beyond the laboratory and to commercialize their basic research projects.

Groundbreaking NSF Program to Support Academic Entrepreneurs

The National Science Foundation selected a consortium of CUNY, NYU and Columbia to establish a regional node for its groundbreaking Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program that prepares academic researchers to become entrepreneurs and speeds the commercialization of their research.

New Grants to Innovation Corps “Nodes” Further Enhance Public-Private Partnership

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the latest round of grant awards made under the NSF’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) effort. I-Corps is a public-private partnership to help develop scientific and engineering discoveries into useful technologies.

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