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Submit your application for the Spring 2017 LSU NSF I-Corp Site Program now. Register your team, individually, or as a mentor. Application deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2017.

This program supports teams through critical market and commercialization evaluations associated with LSU developed ideas and technologies. This is a great opportunity to learn entrepreneurial principles and answer important commercialization questions related to grant programs and identifying industry partners and potential licensees. 

Visit the LSU NSF I-Corps Site website for more information about the program schedule, process, and expectations of the program.

$600,000 Research Funding Opportunity


The Moore Inventors Fellow program is an opportunity for LSU faculty member, research scientist, postdoc, or other full-time staff members, who are within ten years of receiving their Ph.D., to receive $600,000 in funding for innovations with the potential to accelerate progress in the areas of scientific research, environmental conservation, or patient care. 

For more information on the program, eligibility requirements, the application process, and additional resources, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Cody FriddleApplication Deadline is Friday, January 27, 2017.


The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) is searching for the best University Startups of 2017. Submit your company for a chance to be named one of the 40 Best University Startups for 2017 and be awarded a presentation slot at the University Startups Conference and Demo Day in Washington, D.C.an event that brings together university startups, entrepreneurs, Fortune 1000/Global 1000 corporations, VCs, angel investors, policy leaders, and federal government agencies.

Click here for more details on this great opportunity to showcase your company, network with potential partners and investors, and to submit your startup. Second submission deadline is Friday, January 20, 2017.

NAI Student Innovation Showcase


The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) is introducing the NAI Student Innovation Showcasea program designed to give students the opportunity to showcase their inventions and be recognized for their work at this high-level interdisciplinary academic conference and the opportunity to be matched with an NAI Fellow who will provide mentorship in the potential commercialization process of their technology.

Click here for more information on the showcase, eligibility, and how to apply. Application deadline is February 14, 2017.

Congratulations LIFT2 Awardees


LSU awarded over $500,000 to 14 faculty members in the fifth round of the LIFT2 grant program. The following LSU A&M proposal submissions received funding from the fifth round of LIFT2:
  • T. Warren Liao, Muhammad Wahab, and Ayman Okeil's enhanced weld testing system.
  • Guang Jia, Joseph Steiner, and Kenneth "Kip" Matthews's improved cancer scan imaging system.
  • Jin-Woo Choi and Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing's state-of-the-art light sources for algae cultures.
  • Yongcheol Lee's improved construction site communication network.  
  • Shafiqul Chowdhury's vaccine against swine fever and other diseases.
  • Isiah Warner and Girija Sahasrabudhe's strengthened  blue OLEDs.
  • Yaunhang Chen's improved system to control oil drilling temperatures.
  • Donghui Zhang's innovative method of monitoring food and drug freshness.
Click here to read the full LSU press release and view the full list of awardees.

Propeller's 2017 Growth Accelerator Program


Propeller's Growth Accelerator is a three-month intensive program is specifically designed to offer tailored mentorship, resources, and networks to help ventures working in water management, food access, health, and educational equity to grow and scale. Participating ventures will be working towards scaling their impact, raising external investment (debt/equity), and increasing revenues, customers, and contracts.

Early Application Deadline: January 20, 2017 at 11:59pm CST
Final Application Deadline: February 9, 2017 at 11:59pm CST


For program dates and more information about this program, click here.


Water Challenge 2017


Water Challenge 2017 will award $15,000 in total start-up funding for solutions that will address our urban water, coastal environment, or local water economy. Pitch your solution in front of a panel of judges and 200+ audience members on March 20, 2016 and help make a difference.

Early Feedback Deadline: February 10, 2017, 11:59pm CST
Final Application Deadline: February 22, 2016, 11:59pm CST


To apply for the Water Challenge 2017 and for more information, click here.
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