About this event
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is pleased to invite you to a webinar, "Invention To Impact," on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET.
Register here: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_6Z5oyJJKTQiITjxszVcUDA
Innovation programs at NSF advance ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace to strengthen America’s economy, health, and security. The IIP Division in the Engineering Directorate leads several programs to translate fundamental research into market solutions. IIP supports and trains researchers with promising technologies, as well as funding high-tech startups.
In this webinar, hear from Dr. Andrea Belz, IIP Division Director, about the NSF’s central role in accelerating the growth of the national ecosystem and about specific funding opportunities available. Dr. Andrea Belz joined NSF in May 2019 as IIP Division Director to lead several programs to translate fundamental research into market solutions. Previously, Andrea served as Vice Dean for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering, as well as Entrepreneur-in-Residence (Technology) of Industrial and Systems Engineering. From 2014 to 2019, Andrea was the Founding Director of Innovation Node-Los Angeles, a regional hub for the NSF I-Corps™ program. She has worked with many university startups and investors, most recently representing a major angel investing group on the board of a Caltech spinoff laser manufacturer until its acquisition in 2018. For nearly 20 years, Andrea has advised universities, corporations and other organizations on commercialization opportunities as managing member of the Belz Consulting Group.