Partnerships for Innovation Program at NSF
September 25, 1pm ET
Through the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program, the National Science Foundation (NSF) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit. Join GUIRR for a webinar with Jesus Soriano Molla, Program Director for the PFI program, to discuss the challenges faced by academic institutions when trying to commercialize the output of federally funded research, and how NSF supports partnerships between academia and industry through the PFI program and other initiatives.
PFI has five broad goals, as set forth by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2017:
1. identifying and supporting NSF-sponsored research and technologies that have the potential for accelerated commercialization;
2. supporting prior or current NSF-sponsored investigators, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations that partner with an institution of higher education in undertaking proof-of-concept work, including the development of technology prototypes that are derived from NSF-sponsored research and have potential market value;
3. promoting sustainable partnerships between NSF-funded institutions, industry, and other organizations within academia and the private sector with the purpose of accelerating the transfer of technology;
4. developing multi-disciplinary innovation ecosystems which involve and are responsive to the specific needs of academia and industry;
5. providing professional development, mentoring, and advice in entrepreneurship, project management, and technology and business development to innovators.
Free and open to the public.
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October 15-16, 2019
A multi-sectoral, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the dimensions and determinants of social disparities and their intersections is necessary work towards equity and equality of opportunity in the face of rapid technology innovation changing the future of work. How can the research community of federal and state governments, academia, companies, and other actors take institutional and collective action to identify and address disparities at the intersections that will make interventions most effective? How can research institutions act as anchors in their communities to reach marginalized populations? What are best practices for community engagement in the context of deployment and use of emerging technologies without intensifying social disparities? This GUIRR meeting will consider these and other questions to inform cross-sector collaboration and coordination between government, universities, and industry on their roles in working towards addressing the compounding socioeconomic effects of disparities in income, health, education, and digital connectivity.
For GUIRR members and guests only.
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