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A Startup Mentality Gives Public Research a Lift


Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Defense became the latest agency to adopt a burgeoning start-up boot camp pioneered by the National Science Foundation’s Errol Arkilic.

In 2011, Arkilic reached out to Steve Blank, a Stanford University professor who would soon be one of Silicon Valley’s most influential innovators.

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Midwest Alliance, NSF pilot SBIR ‘Phase 0’ program


A new pilot program supported by the National Science Foundation will help early stage startups in the Midwest commercialize their technology. The Midwest Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node, led by the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, and the University of Toledo, is one of seven university clusters across the country selected to pilot the NSF “Phase 0” program.

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