The University of Wisconsin-Madison joins the NSF I-Corps Hub: Great Lakes Region




The NSF I-Corps Hub: Great Lakes Region is excited to announce that The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be joining the Hub as a new Member Institution.

The I-Corps Hubs form the operational backbone of the National Innovation Network, a network of universities, NSF-funded researchers, established entrepreneurs, local and regional entrepreneurial communities, and other federal agencies that helps researchers learn how to translate fundamental research results to the marketplace. The Hubs will work collaboratively to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive innovation ecosystem throughout the U.S.

The Great Lakes Hub has set a goal of training 2,350 teams in the next five years and sending an additional 220 teams to a more in-depth National NSF I-Corps program. In this way, I-Corps is helping to fill what Jonathan Fay, I-Corps Hub Director Great Lakes Region, calls the “widening gap” between the cutting-edge research being done at universities and the development work of industry to turn research into societal benefit and economic gain.

“I’m thrilled that the University of Wisconsin-Madison is part of this hub and involved in the further evolution of the NSF I-Corps program,” says Dr. Bonnie Bachman, Director of the Technology Entrepreneurship Office in the College of Engineering at The University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Our technology-focused approach to entrepreneurial education and emphasis on innovation fits well with this new model. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Great Lakes Hub, as well as our partners in Wisconsin, to introduce entrepreneurial thinking to even more of our outstanding engineers and scientists in academia.”


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