Acquisition by giant photonics firm facilitates continued university-industry partnership Talk to Thomas Crawford about his recently sold startup company, and he sounds like someone who just got off of a super-fast rollercoaster — exhilarated but glad to have both feet back on the ground. Crawford,......28 August, 2019
The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is a suite of activities and programs that aim to:
- Accelerate the transition ideas to the marketplace.
- Encourage collaboration between academia and industry.
- Train students to understand innovation and entrepreneurship.
I-Corps is a public-private partnership program that teaches grantees to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and offers entrepreneurship training to student participants. There are 3 components of the I-Corps program that work together to grow and sustain the national innovation ecosystem.
I-Corps Nodes support regional needs for innovation education, infrastructure and research.
I-Corps Sites nurture and support teams in academic institutions to transition their technology concepts into the marketplace.
I-Corps Teams participate to learn what it takes to achieve commercial impact of their innovation.