Event Summary

The science and innovation community is invited to join the Federation of American Scientists, Convergent Research, and the National Science Foundation for a webinar on the NSF’s Regional Innovation Engines program—the flagship initiative of the NSF’s new Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP). The webinar is scheduled for Friday, June 17 from 4:15–5 pm ET. Please complete this form to RSVP.

Who should attend and why?

NSF TIP is launching the Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) program to foster innovation ecosystems nationwide. The program provides up to 10 years and $160 million in funding to establish each Engine, with up to an additional two years of development funding prior to Engine launch. This bold, ambitious effort will fund diverse coalitions of organizations building regional innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems to catalyze the industries of the future.

The Regional Innovation Engines program broadly welcomes applications from innovators and ecosystem builders capable of convening partners and stakeholders in a given geography. Lead applicants may represent institutions of higher education, for-profits, public or non-profit entities, and communities of practice capable of driving use-inspired research, translational and economic growth work on-the-ground. The webinar will be relevant to each of these groups.

About the webinar

On the webinar, FAS and Convergent Research leadership will discuss benefits of regionally driven innovation, including equitable economic growth, job creation, research advances, and sustainable development. Daniel Goetzel, Entrepreneurial Lead for NSF TIP, will explain how place-based communities can apply for the Regional Innovation Engines program. Ample time will be available for Q&A.