National Science Foundation Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Sites Program

Date Posted:
11/01/17
Status:CLOSED
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):11/08/17
Agency Deadline:02/08/18
Limit on Number of Proposals:One- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
Sponsor Website:https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16547/nsf16547.pdf
Abstract:

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams that are transitioning their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace. A Site's entrepreneurial curriculum model should demonstrate consistency with (but not necessarily duplicate) the NSF I-Corps curriculum that can be found at www.nsf.gov/i-corps. Some of the possible outcomes from an I-Corps Site's team mentorship and guidance are:

  • Direct commercialization of team projects
  • Applications submitted by Site Teams to NSF's I-Corp Program
  • New start-up businesses
  • Licensing agreements
  • Creation of business plans suitable for review by third-party investors

Funding for the I-Corps Sites Program is limited to a maximum of $100,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years.

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure: http://policy.ku.edu/research/institutional-endorsement
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here * to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.

Please contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 08, 2017.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu or 864-7434.

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434