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The University of California, Berkeley, UC San Francisco and Stanford University are collaborating on an educational program aimed at commercializing university research and fostering innovation locally and nationally, thanks to a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The “I-Corps Node: NSF Bay Area Regional I-Node Program” is one of three new Innovation Corps (or I-Corps) Nodes that the NSF is establishing across the United States, the NSF announced Feb. 21, 2013. The goal of I-Corps is to increase the impact of NSF-funded research by setting up innovation ecosystems within universities that will train the next generation of entrepreneurs, encourage partnerships between academia and industry, and commercialize science and technology.

Lean LaunchPad Trainings:

National Institutes of Health I-Corps Program

Energy Department’s Lab-Corps program to accelerate commercialization of innovative clean energy technologies

NSF and NIH collaborate in a pilot program to accelerate biomedical research innovations into the marketplace

NSF iCorps National Teams program ($50k grant)

Apply for regional, short course training here

What is I-Corps?  Check this out.

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