Harvard Business Review By Greg Satell 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......

NeoFluidics, LLC was formed out of the TTU accelerator program and went through the NSF I-Corps Team program. The portfolio includes a platform microfluidic storage and dilution technology (NeoPlate). It mimics a standard microtiter well plate with the added capabilities of being able to store ultra-low......

Texas Tech researchers recently were represented at the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance’s annual conference, GridNEXT. The conference, held November 9-11 in the 100% renewable Georgetown, Texas, showcased seven winners from Texas Tech’s GLEAMM Challenge held in September at the Innovation Hub at Research Park. On display in Georgetown......

Posted November 3rd, 2016 by the University of Michigan.  Contact Jane Sugiyama, 734-763-2908 janesugi@umich.edu ANN ARBOR⎯A new four-university alliance will help researchers across the Midwest turn their inventions into marketable products to benefit society. Supported by a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s......

I-Corps supports national innovation ecosystem, helps take scientific discovery to the marketplace September 27, 2016 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded five new grants to teach entrepreneurship and to support research and innovation at regional hubs across the United States under its Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program.......

By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News Feature Image: Professor of Innovation at UT Austin Bob Metcalfe with Francisco Gomes, associate dean for graduate programs in UT’s school of architecture at the stART Studio. Nurturing professor led startups to help them take their inventions......

JADE BOYD – August 8, 2016 Rice University News and Media Scientists combine talents to promote, commercialize advanced biomanufacturing breakthroughs Rice University has launched an interdisciplinary initiative to focus its strengths in advanced biomanufacturing techniques to solve grand challenges. The iBIO initiative will bring Rice’s faculty and......

Southwest I-Corps team “Living Umbrella” (Dave Tilley, Tim Williamson, and Piotr Kulczakowicz) was featured in the VentureWell newsletter for their BMC journey Comic Strip featuring the SW I-Corps Teaching team.  Check it out! Dave Tilley, Tim Williamson, and Piotr Kulczakowicz of Living Umbrella created a comic that......

Texas A&M Explores The Business Of Safer Hospital Rooms  Newswise — “Technology boot camp” is how Virender Sharma, a professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, describes his experience at Innovation Corps (I-Corps), a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that......

Researchers work to revolutionize how health care institutions clean surfaces “Technology boot camp” is how Virender Sharma, PhD, professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, describes his experience at Innovation Corps (I-Corps), a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that helps scientists bring......

The popularity of ABC’s Shark Tank has made it hip for many to identify themselves as entrepreneurs, even though it’s more likely most haven’t made it out of the what-if stage. The extraordinary stories attached to trailblazers and risk-takers like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and......

By Patrick Kurp, Engineering Communications Rice University George R. Brown School of Engineering “We are trained in science, in our discipline. Business we tend to learn on our own. One of the big lessons I learned from I-Corps are real-world tactics to define your market.......

(Note: This is the first in a series of stories about research projects that have received I-Corps funding.)   A team of Texas A&M University engineers has been accepted into the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which is managed by the Center for New Ventures......

Dell Medical School leaders have emphasized the part it will play in turning research into real-world applications and business opportunities, as well as its academic role. Those efforts are paying off. Three nascent medical technologies have received big funding boosts from the University of Texas medical school as......

In October, the Southwest Node of NSF I-Corps hosted a regional program to develop potentially eligible teams for national I-Corps grants. Organized by Rice University and the University of Houston, seven teams from both schools spent 10 days learning and implementing best practices for linking......

The program fosters entrepreneurship that will lead to the commercialization of technology previously supported by National Science Foundation-funded research. Texas Tech University has been named the fourth member of the southwest node of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps), joining The University of......

Lubbock Avalanche Journal Texas Tech University has been named the fourth member of the southwest node of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, joining The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Rice University to foster entrepreneurship that will lead to the commercialization......

How is I-Corps affecting entrepreneurs and scientists across America? NSF has put together a great info graphic that answers this question. Below are some highlights from the full report. Download the I-Corps Fact Sheet to see the whole thing!...

Sunday, March 15 2:00PM – 3:00PM Radisson Town Lake  Riverside Ballroom 111 E Cesar Chavez The National Science Foundation I-Corps program is focused on advancing the commercial outcomes of fundamental scientific research through applied entrepreneurship training consistent with Steve Blanks Business Model Canvas methodology. The......

UT-Dallas News Center UT Dallas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Team Up to Help Companies Commercialize Their Discoveries A new UT Dallas-led initiative is aimed at identifying potentially marketable biomedical technologies developed at University of Texas System institutions and moving them more efficiently from the laboratory......

BioSpace.com Rice engineers develop mobile system to capture high-resolution images inside the eye  A smart and simple method developed at Rice University to image a patient’s eye could help monitor eye health and spot signs of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, especially in developing nations.......

National Science Foundation NSF 15-050 Dear Colleagues: A well-prepared STEM workforce capable of innovation is crucial to the Nation’s health and economy. The Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM) under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) has developed a five-year strategic......

Two regional university partnerships will train researchers to take their research to market so they can improve the economy and society. The traditional path from research to market is taking too long in today’s fast-moving society, so research universities are working with the National Science......

James Tyrrell TMR+ (companion blog to Translation Materials Research) The National Science Foundation (NSF) is further extending its popular I-Corps innovation network with nodes in Texas and Southern California. Now in its 4th year, the I-Corps program brings together academic researchers, student entrepreneurs and business mentors to......

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a major grant to The University of Texas at Austin to expand the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, a national network of public-private partnerships to transition fundamental science and engineering discoveries to the marketplace. The new Texas hub in the......

HOUSTON – (Aug. 26, 2014) – Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University have received a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become a regional innovation hub that translates academic research into useful technologies with......

UT News The University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Texas AandM University have received a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become a regional innovation hub that translates academic research into useful technologies with commercial applications. The NSF......

Chad Swiatecki Houston Business Journal, Morning Edition August 26, 2014 Rice University has partnered with the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University to take advantage of a $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help academic researchers adapt their work to the commercial world. Through the NSF’s......

New awards to university consortia in Texas and California to help accelerate technology commercialization 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......