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U.S. Commerce Department, NIH, NSF Announce "i6 Challenge" to Bring Innovative Ideas to Market
May 3, 2010
The Department of Commerce has announced a $12 million innovation competition, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), to award up to $1 million to each of six teams around the country with the most innovative ideas to drive technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
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