Funded with $15M Over Five Years, Regional Hub to Empower Consortium of Universities to Help Train Next Gen Innovators, Move Scientific Research to Marketplace, and Spur Economic Growth
As a key player in developing and transforming innovators into entrepreneurs that improve people’s lives, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will expand its entrepreneurship training programming and further equip faculty and student researchers with the skills and strategy needed to transition their discoveries into technologies and products, as a partner in the newly created NSF I-Corps™ Hub: Northeast Region.
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a multi-university $15-million, five-year grant, the hub will be led by Princeton University with University of Delaware as another partner institution. The new NSF I-Corps Hub: Northeast Region will strengthen a growing regional and national technology commercialization ecosystem while connecting diverse resources and networks available within a consortium of universities. The Hub will also include five initial affiliates in the network – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rowan University, Lehigh University, Temple University, and Delaware State University – and is expected to grow with more affiliates added each year to broaden opportunities for university researchers by creating new ventures and entrepreneurial endeavors in sectors such as healthcare, robotics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, clean energy, and the environment.