Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) NSF 12-578, replaces NSF 12-511
DUE: Letter of Intent (required) 26 September 2012
Full Proposal 12 December 2012
AWARD: 11 to 13 awards totaling $8M. Awards may be up to $600,000 with an award duration of two years.
LIMITED SUBMISSION: Lead academic institutions are limited to participation on one proposal as a lead institution. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO SUBMIT PLEASE CALL WITTMANN ( -3836) IMMEDIATELY AND SEND A WHITE PAPER FOR AN INTERNAL COMPETITION WHO CAN GO FORWARD ( ADDRESS AND FORMAT IN LIMITED SUBMISSION URL ABOVE) BY NO LATER THAN 26 July 2012.
SCOPE: This program solicitation, Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) starts with an existing sound scientific and/or engineering-based research discovery that can be translated to market-valued solutions through a partnership between academe and small technology-based businesses. The funds will provide support to an academic institution to partner with at least two small technology-based businesses that are not in direct competition with each other to carry out early translational-research activities The primary aims of the activities of this partnership are three-fold:
(1) to build the innovation capacity of the individual participants from academe and from business;
(2) to increase the viability of the small business concerns; and
(3) to develop the next-generation workforce by providing opportunities for students at different levels to effectively learn from, participate in, and be profoundly changed by exposure to the process of building innovation capacity that occurs in BIC projects. The active collaboration between academe and business could result in solutions with potential for an impact on more than one market.
WEBINAR: A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about the solicitation. Details will be posted on the Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) website. (www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=iip) as they become available.
– Sara B. Nerlove, 703-292-7077, email: [email protected]
Please see URL for more details: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12578/nsf12578.htm
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