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Media Advisory 12-017

NSF I-Corps Anniversary Event

National Science Foundation celebrates milestones from first year of groundbreaking Innovation Corps

the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps.

Logo for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps.

July 11, 2012

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During the past year, the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program has reached several critical milestones and surpassed expectations. I-Corps has trained nearly 100 teams to move technology from academic laboratories into the commercial world and has inspired an emerging network of researchers and business partners, which will continue to expand during the coming year.

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, NSF will host a celebratory event and panel, followed by a showcase session featuring the accomplishments and demonstration technologies from some of the most successful I-Corps teams. See attached documents for more information and videos from the teams that will be on site.

The event will include a panel session with I-Corps team members sharing their experiences and remarks from distinguished guests including University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson.

The day's events will begin at 12:30 p.m. at NSF headquarters in room 375, and the showcase session will begin at 1:30 p.m. in room 110. For instructions on visiting NSF, see the NSF website.

For more on I-Corps, see Factsheet: I-Corps Teams (PDF, 628 KB).

For videos and information from the I-Corps teams in attendance at the anniversary, see Summary Descriptions: Poster Session Attendees (PDF, 494 KB).

For the day's events, see the I-Corps Anniversary Agenda (PDF, 73 KB).

Reporters planning to attend should contact Josh Chamot at All other guests should contact Fallon Farmer. Please bring a photo ID to obtain your access badge on the day of the event. The event will be webcast live from NSF headquarters.


Media Contacts
Joshua A. Chamot, NSF, (703) 292-7730, email:

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