Deadline for NCIIA’s Sustainable Vision Grants Program is Oct. 15
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
There’s still time to submit entries to the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. The deadline is October 15, 2010
These grants of up to $50,000 support university faculty and students who are developing breakthrough technologies created and commercialized for people living in poverty. The NCIIA is looking for technology innovations that address basic human needs such as affordable energy, clean water, health and medical devices, agriculture, IT and other income-generating tools. The grants are designed to help create of sustainable and scalable businesses (non-profit or for-profit) developed by university innovators and their partners as an outcome of curricular and extra-curricular educational programs that engage students in experiential learning. To date, 41 grants have been made to innovate, commercialize, and distribute technologies in the U.S. and 30 countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
NCII has posted a brief podcast that provides an overview of the grants program. You can find it here.