Five NCIIA-funded teams are featured in the New York Times' special on affordable global health innovations. Read about the teams and their innovations, and the challenges faced by student inventors and entrepreneurs:
More than 300 faculty and students attended Open 2012, the NCIIA's 16th Annual Conference, at the Hilton Financial District from March 22-24. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our three days of knowledge sharing and network building.
NCIIA's 17th Annual Conference will be held March 22-23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The conference will have a compact, two-day format and a number of new sessions designed to maximize impact.
We've published a number of papers. View PowerPoint archives here. If you're looking for a particular PowerPoint presentation and can't find it, email Tim Binkert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Pradip Kumar Sarmah, the founder of 2009 NCIIA grantee Rickshaw Bank, has been named as a laureate of The Tech Awards 2011, one of 15 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The awards are presented by The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA, and recognize accomplishment in five categories: education, equality, environment, economic development and health.
Rickshaw Bank was awarded a $46,200 Sustainable Vision grant in 2009 and was selected to attend NCIIA's Open Minds showcase in Washington, D.C. (see picture).
NCIIA's Neonatal Technologies Forum, which was hosted by Northwestern University from June 3-4 and sponsored by The Lemelson Foundation, gathered together 37 people from multiple sectors to discuss innovation in neonatal technologies as contributors to newborn survival and health.
This report discusses some of the key challenges and opportunities faced by innovators that were identified during the forum.
The new NSF funding, awarded through its Centers of Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program, will allow the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry to expand research and development and boost efforts to translate basic-level discoveries into the commercialization of new technologies.
NCIIA delivered a 'Research to Innovation' workshop at OSU's CCI program last year, training researchers to view their research through a market-oriented lens.
ONAMI (Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute), a state-designated signature research center, is a major supporter of OSU's Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry. ONAMI partners with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance on the center’s commercialization program.
Today (Sept 14) the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (EPI.Center) launches operation to create change in how undergraduate engineers are educated in the United States. The EPI.Center, based at Stanford University's School of Engineering, will serve as an education, research and outreach hub for the creation and sharing of entrepreneurship and innovation education resources among the nation’s engineering schools.
NCIIA is the EPI.Center's key partner and will provide many of the Center's training workshops and resources.
Tina Seelig, head of the Stanford Technology Venture Program, has been named the Center's director. For more informtion about the EPI.Center and to enter its logo design contest, click here.