NSF Strategic Plan
NSF's Strategic Plan for FY 2011 to 2016 focuses on empowering the nation through discovery and innovation. The plan describes NSF's role in a changing landscape, mission and core values, vision and goals, and long-term investment priorities, and lays out steps to translate the plan into action.
Livingston, Jessica. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days. 2007.
Through interviews with founders of famous technology companies, this book demonstrates what makes a startup successful.
National Research Council. Assessing the Impacts of Changes in the Information Technology R&D Ecosystem: Retaining Leadership in an Increasingly Global Environment. 2009.
Chapter 1 offers a useful description of the innovation ecosystem for the information technology sector.
Osterwalder, Alex, and Yves Pigneur. Business Model Generation. 2010.
This handbook teaches businesses how to create, examine, refine, and implement successful business models.
Pincus, Mark. Quick and Frequent Product Testing and Assessment. 2009.
Mark Pincus discusses the rapid product testing and assessment his company uses to gauge consumer interest and to test and improve multiple products simultaneously.
July 18, 2012, webcast of the NSF Innovation Corps Anniversary Showcase with an introduction by Dr. Tom Peterson, Assistant Director of NSF's Directorate for Engineering.
Credit: National Science Foundation
Video Montage: Introducing several I-Corps Teams and their projects.
I-Corps Alumni Perspectives: Team members describe their I-Corps experiences, including their interactions with fellow team members and with their I-Corps peers, what mistakes they made, and what they will do next.
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