UCF only Florida university awarded National Science Foundation I-Corps site grant


Author: Cindy Barth
Publisher: Orlando Business Journal
Date: August 19, 2014

The University of Central Florida was the only Florida college to receive a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster innovation among faculty and students, promote regional coordination in innovation, and develop an NSF Innovation Corps.

NSF I-Corps is the agency’s signature effort to assist teams of university scientists and post-doctoral or graduate students to go outside of their laboratories and into the marketplace where they can learn first-hand about entrepreneurship while investigating and validating the commercialization of their work.

“We are going to be teaching researchers and graduate students how to be effective entrepreneurs,” said Tom O’Neal, associate vice president for the Office of Research & Commercialization and UCF I-Corps site executive program director. “Our objective is to increase the number of successful spin-out companies based on university research and innovation.” Read more here.