Network & Membership

The NCIIA is a community of the leading thinkers in technology innovation and entrepreneurship in universities and colleges from around the country.

We connect faculty and students in large and small institutions:

  • Research institutions with active technology transfer programs.
  • Colleges exploring the teaching of applied innovation.
  • Engineering schools and business schools committed to offering their students more creative, hands-on experiences.

Member benefits!

Students and faculty from member institutions are welcome to:

  • Apply for NCIIA grants.
  • Attend NCIIA-sponsored events, such as Open, our annual conference, for a reduced fee.
  • Access free or reduced-fee services from our resource partners.
  • Tap into a network of like-minded professionals to share ideas and educational strategies.

Annual membership dues are $300 for colleges and $500 for universities. Membership applies to an entire institution. For example, dues are $500 for University X, not $300 for the University X College of Engineering.

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