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I-Corp, push your idea from research to reality


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is well known for its funding of high impact scientific discoveries. Making up over a quarter of all federal funding for science and technology research, NSF knows how to invest in the future of the United States research infrastructure. Research and discovery funded by the NSF also have the potential to make a large impact on our communities and on the world. Funding research in areas such as quantum mechanics, artificial intelligence, and human dynamics, the NSF plays a key role in supporting the next generation of innovation.

In the fall of 2011, the NSF took on a new program to further support U.S. innovation and assist in translating funded research projects into commercial products. Working with the widely recognized Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Steve Blank, the NSF developed a curriculum program to teach scientists how to take their ideas and move them out of the lab and into the hands of customers.

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