Congratulations to student and faculty grantees!
NCIIA has awarded $508,795 dollars to college and university student entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as faculty who are creating campus programs to foster a nationwide culture of innovation. This award is part of the $1.5 million in grants that the NCIIA provides annually, with significant support from The Lemelson Foundation, accounting for the largest total grant funding of its kind for collegiate innovation in the U.S.
The student grants are part of the NCIIA’s E-Team (Entrepreneurial Team) program, which supports the next generation of innovators striving to improve the lives of underserved populations in developing countries worldwide and meet critical societal and environmental needs here in the U.S.
NCIIA also provides grants to faculty at colleges and universities nationwide to support their efforts to ignite a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship among science and engineering students.
Impact of NCIIA Funding
Since NCIIA’s founding 17 years ago, more than 180 companies have launched as a result of early stage support from NCIIA grants and training.
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