Innovation Partnership Services

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors collegiate inventors around the country who have tech-based inventions in healthcare, transportation, consumer devices, and food and agriculture. The competition is open to teams of undergraduates with one invention and individual graduate students with two or more inventions. Applicants will be judged on the inventiveness of their work, potential for commercialization, systems thinking approach, youth mentoring experience, and faculty recommendations. The deadline is October 13, 2015.

17th Annual SBIR/STTR Conference

The 17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington on October 27 – 29, 2015.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a competitive program that offers over $2 billion in annual funding to domestic small businesses to engage in Research and Development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that offers Federal funding for research and development (R&D) through collaboration with university researchers.

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

Skills for successful STEM innovators

EcosVC has launched a global survey to determine which skills women in STEM need to develop and commercialize STEM innovations. Please share your voice by taking the survey and sharing it with your personal and professional networks!

What will EcosVC do with the data? They are planning to launch a global initiative, What Women Can Do, featuring webinars, roundtables, and training to provide women in STEM with the skills to develop and commercialize STEM innovations.

IPS Quarterly Update: May 2015

Research Innovation Sustainability Award winner

This year’s winner for the Research Innovation Sustainability Award is the International Environmental Agreements Database project (IEADB). Professor Ronald Mitchell was honored at the Sustainability Awards Ceremony for his work in creating the world’s most comprehensive and up-to-date repository of information on multilateral international law designed to protect the natural environment.


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