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UIDP Webinar Recording: NSF Engines Program

The National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines, or NSF Engines, is a bold, new initiative that catalyzes and fosters innovation ecosystems across the U.S. to advance critical technologies, address societal challenges, and foster partnerships across industry, academia, government, nonprofits, civil society, and communities of practice. NSF will provide regions with up to $160 M (per awardee), for up to 10 years to build their innovation ecosystems. For-profits, including corporations of all sizes, venture funds, incubators, startup foundries and accelerators, are eligible to lead an NSF Engine and receive funds in this new program. This program has an intentional focus on cross-sector co-creation. So meaningful industry leadership and engagement will be critical to the success of an NSF Engine.

This webinar was specifically targeted to private sector companies, to learn how NSF Engines is catalyzing and accelerating innovation ecosystems across the United States.

Originally aired,
Wednesday, June 8, 2022


  • Tony Boccanfuso, UIDP Moderator
  • Geoffrey Brown, NSF
  • Daniel Goetzel, NSF
  • Thyaga Nandagopal, NSF
  • Juliana Nazare, NSF
  • Dmitri Perkins, NSF 
  • Rebecca Shearman, NSF 
  • Michal Ziv-El, NSF