Members Sign In


NSF’s Partnerships for Innovation Program (2017)

Learn about exciting changes to NSF’s Partnerships for Innovation program.

The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts. This webinar gave an overview of a new PFI opportunity for funding. More information about this funding opportunity can be found here.


Slide Deck


Presenter: Prakash Balan – NSF
Moderator: Tony Boccanfuso – UIDP


Dr. Prakash Balan is Program Director at the National Science Foundation with the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships. He has over 20 years of broad experience spanning R&D, new technology development, and commercialization in both large and small entrepreneurial company environments. He holds 12 US patents, many of which are in full commercial use today. He currently manages a spectrum of NSF industrially focused funding programs that include the Industry University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC), Grants Opportunity for Academic Liaison with industry Program (GOALI) and the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program, all focused on developing industry-academia collaboration and early stage technology development towards commercialization.

Copyright & Disclaimer

UIDP materials, which include publications, webinars, videos, and presentations, reflect an amalgamation of the experiences and knowledge of those who participate in UIDP activities. The views and opinions expressed in UIDP materials do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any individual organization or the UIDP. At no time should any UIDP materials be used as a replacement for an individual organization’s policy, procedures, or legal counsel.

All rights reserved. This member created publication is intended for the use of by UIDP members only. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of UIDP. To view the written permission granted to member organizations, go to For permission requests, write to UIDP at: 1705 Richland Street, Suite G Columbia, SC 29201. Views expressed herein are not necessarily those of the UIDP member institutions.

Copyright © 2017 by University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP).