The University of Iowa has teamed up with the National Science Foundation to establish a program for accelerating commercialization of technologies developed by student and faculty inventors and entrepreneurs, especially those developed by women.
Hundreds of entrepreneurs are in Iowa City this week for Entrefest, an annual conference that helps Iowans learn how to start their own businesses, co-sponsored by by the University of Iowa and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.
The University of Iowa has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an I-Corps Site Program for accelerating commercialization of technologies developed by UI faculty, students, and staff.
The program includes an initiative to increase the number of woman entrepreneurs in particular.
The University of Iowa’s team is the only one in Iowa and one of just 34 teams nationally that are providing this unique training for startups and early commercialization opportunities.