Synopsis of Program:
The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds
upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies,
products and processes that benefit society.
In order to jumpstart a national innovation ecosystem, NSF is establishing the NSF Innovation Corps (NSF ICorps).
The NSF I-Corps' purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support - in
the form of mentoring and funding - to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding.
The purpose of the NSF I-Corps grant is to give the project team access to resources to help determine the
readiness to transition technology developed by previously-funded or currently-funded NSF projects. The outcome
of the I-Corps projects will be threefold: 1) a clear go/no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2)
should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan to do so, and 3) a technology demonstration for