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NSF Regional Innovation Engines - Concept Papers due June 30

  • 1.  NSF Regional Innovation Engines - Concept Papers due June 30

    Posted 12 days ago
    - cross posting from ENT!  Valuable for OB too!
    Hi all!
    I'm currently at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the newly launched TIP (Technology, Innovation and Partnerships) Directorate.  This year has been eye opening as I've learned of numerous exciting avenues for ENT scholars and practitioners here at NSF.  The latest is the NSF Regional Innovation Engines - just launched last month - to provide up to $160M investments to catalyze and foster innovation ecosystems in different regions across the U.S. 

    There have been a few recorded roadshow webinars on the site - which I encourage you to explore - as there may be some interesting avenues for you and/or your institution to get involved.  Many institutions, community partners, community colleges and policy makers are coming together for this unique funding opportunity.  The deadline for Type 1 and Type 2 concept papers is coming up - June 30th - so please explore conversations and feel free to reach out to me or NSF program officers if you have any questions.

    Lakshmi Balachandra, MBA, PhD
    AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
    NSF, TIP Directorate
    lbalacha@nsf.gov

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    Lakshmi Balachandra
    Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship
    Babson College
    Babson Park, MA United States
    lbalachandra@babson.edu
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