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Materials Genome Special Session talks at MS&T

By Eileen De Guire / October 10, 2011

The full program of speakers for the Materials Genome Initiative Special at MS&T Session is now known. The session will be Monday, Oct. 17 from 2-3:30 pm. Joining the previously announced keynote speaker, Cyrus Wadia, are Julie Christodoulou from the Office of Naval Research, and Steven McKnight and Ian Robertson from the National Science Foundation.…

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NSF to leverage Materials Genome to reduce lab-to-product timeline; announces AIR awards

By Eileen De Guire / August 1, 2011

NSF programs supporting translational research represented along the linear innovation continuum, prior to the introduction of the AIR and new I-Corps programs (circa August 2010). Credit: NSF. Serving as midwife for the research to commercial transition is a familiar role for the National Science Foundation. In an earlier post, I discussed NSF’s new I-Corps initiation,…

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“Science to Start-ups”—Innovation Corps launched by NSF

By Eileen De Guire / August 1, 2011

The National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va. Credit: NSF. Our nation’s capitol was an interesting place to be last week, but not because of the impossible-to-escape budget politics that dominated the newscasts. Last week I was in DC attending the NSF-ACerS workshop for principal investigators, and at every level of the NSF the message is “innovation.”…

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