Learn about NSF Innovation Programs


June 26, 2019

The National Science Foundation recently released a video about innovation programs run by the Directorate for Engineering's Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP).

Watch the video to learn how the NSF innovation programs move ideas from the lab to the marketplace to strengthen America’s economy, health, and security.

IIP supports programs to accelerate NSF-funded and federally-funded fundamental research into market opportunities and fosters public–private partnerships to advance technological innovation. IIP invests in high-tech small businesses and collaborations between academia and industry to transform discoveries into innovative commercial technologies with societal benefits.

Read more about IIP programs for innovation.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, its budget is $8.1 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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