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.
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.
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.
The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship invites applications to UD’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“NYCRIN is dedicated to teaching technology entrepreneurship and performing research that advances this endeavor. Its aim is to become a global leader in technology innovation and entrepreneurial business development by leveraging the existing innovation ecosystem in New York City.”
Gillian Small, Ph.D., NYCRIN Principal Investigator, City University of New York
“I learned a lot from the I-Corps experience and I feel like my strategies toward my research have also changed. I am grateful for the time [the teaching team] spent reviewing my business canvas and interviews and providing [their] advice.”
Omid Dehzangi, EL, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort
“The [I-Corps] program, along with the entire ‘Teaching Team’, was outstanding, even for someone who thinks they know a lot about the world of startups. It was, as they say, a valuable learning experience for me as a Mentor, as well as for our Team.”
Tom Harrison, IM, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort
“Thanks again for a job well done!!!!! Everyone I reached out to the last couple of days had nothing negative to say. At times, PIs, mentors or ELs would approach me on their own and offer ONLY positive comments about both the curriculum and the instructors.”
Rathindra (Babu) DasGupta, Program Director, I/UCRC and I-Corps
“I’d like to thank you all for guiding us throughout the customer discovery process.”
Maciej Pietrusinski, EL, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort
Thank you so much for your constant support and advice in training me towards entrepreneurship. The program was fun and educational at the same time.”
Raviprasad Aduri, Ph.D., EL, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort
“Thank you again for being a critical (literally!) part of the I-Corps program for me. It was a great experience and I learned a lot.”
Linda Plano, IM, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort