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  • 1. www.nciia.org Supporting technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education
  • 2.
    • Supporting technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education to create experiential learning opportunities for students and successful, socially beneficial innovations and businesses
    www.nciia.org
  • 3. Funding technology innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Grants awarded since 1995:
    • 304 Course and Program grants
    • 347 E-Team grants
    • XX Sustainable Vision grants
    • 40+ patents applied for
    • 75 companies established, in manufacturing, wireless, energy, safety, mobility,
    Bull-Ex Digital Safety. Former E-Team from RPI.
  • 4. Course & Program Grants Education + innovation + entrepreneurship Improve existing programs or build new programs in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Up to $50,000 Annual deadlines in May & December Next Deadline: December 4, 2009 Teaching Structural Design, Construction Practices, and Sustainable Technologies for Mitigation of Natural Disaster Damages in Coastal and Fault Areas of Developing Regions – Catholic University
  • 5. E-Team Grants team + technology + market Advanced E-Team grants support commercial outcomes by moving innovative products from the idea stage to prototype and market. An E-Team is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, students, and industry mentors. Up to $20,000 Deadlines in May & December Next Deadline: December 4, 2009 Intelligent Mobility – California Institute of Technology
  • 6. E-Team Grants team + technology + market
  • 7. Sustainable Vision Grants Education + innovation + social impact Fund transformational educational programs where breakthrough technologies are created and commercialized for the benefit of people living in poverty in the US and abroad. Up to $50,000 Annual deadline in October Next Deadline: October 16, 2009 Mashavu project, Penn State
  • 8. Sustainable Vision Grants Education + innovation + social impact Engagement: 24 US universities have received funding through the program to develop, commercialize, and disseminate technologies Projects based in 23 countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Industries: Health, food security, clean water, and affordable energy Sustainable Technology Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan – University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 9. Invention2Venture Training for technology entrepreneurs www.invention2venture.org
  • 10.
    • New to entrepreneurship?
    • Learn technology entrepreneurship basics:
      • Idea validation
      • Sales and marketing
      • Team building
      • IP and licensing
      • Finding investors
    • Build your network, find advisors
    Invention2Venture Training for technology entrepreneurs
  • 11. Advanced Invention2Venture Accelerate your company Getting a start-up off and running? Critical and strategic thinking to advance your business Detailed instruction and coaching Perfect your pitch in front of investors Eight weeks of follow-up strategy development sessions
  • 12. Venture development and seed investment for start-ups emerging from universities Advice and funding for scalable market-oriented solutions to health and environmental problems Venture teams selected each year for involvement Venture Well Wanted: companies that will change the world! Ecovative Design, 2009 Venture Well cohort www.venturewell.org
  • 13. Olympus Innovation Awards Recognizing faculty excellence in Innovation in higher education Mike Camp, Ohio State University 2009 Olympus Innovation Awards Winners
  • 14. BMEidea Competition Encouraging biomed students to move their ideas from lab to market 2009 Winner: Lab-on-a-Stick - Stanford University
  • 15. BMEidea Competition Encouraging biomed students to move their ideas from lab to market
    • Entries address a medical clinical
    • need with a clearly defined solution
    • that can be taken to market.
      • First place: $10,000
      • Second place: $2,500
      • Third place: $1,000
    • Call for submission open now
    • Competition deadline: April 2, 2010
    • Winners announced: June, 2010
  • 16. New in 2010 - BMEStart Competition An award recognizing undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation
    • Entries address a medical clinical
    • need with a clearly defined solution
    • that can be taken to application
      • First place: $10,000
      • Second place: $5,000
      • Third place: $2,500
    • Call for submission opens: November 1, 2009
    • Competition deadline: May 14, 2010
    • Winners announced: Summer, 2010
  • 17. A network of the country’s leading thinkers in technology innovation and entrepreneurship
  • 18. A network of the country’s leading thinkers in technology innovation and entrepreneurship
    • 150 member institutions
    • Annual membership:
      • $500 universities
      • $300 colleges
    • Benefits include:
      • Access to NCIIA grants
      • Access to entrepreneurship training resources
      • Reduced fees for workshops and annual conference
  • 19. March Madness for the Mind Annual showcase of student innovation

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