154,955; NSF Partnership for Innovations (PFI) Conference Grant
Supporting Undergraduate Institutions in Technology and Entrepreneurship Development (SUITED)
Principal Investigator: Ann Anderson, Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Energy Studies; Co-Principal Investigators: Bradford Bruno, professor of mechanical engineering, and Mary Carroll '86, Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry
Through the Supporting Undergraduate Institutions in Technology and Entrepreneurship Development (SUITED) workshop series, educators and administrators from primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) will be brought together to form learning communities to foster and improve their institutional ecosystems for technology development, commercialization, and entrepreneurship activities.
The three-part series will provide participants with a forum to: (1) learn about technology transfer opportunities, (2) develop supportive communities in the innovation arena, (3) address barriers to commercialization and partnerships, and (4) develop plans to improve infrastructure around innovation and translation.
The award will support hosting the workshop series, as well as the attendance and participation of faculty, grant administrators, and academic deans from PUIs.