The AAAS Research Competitiveness Program (RCP) was established in 1996 under a grant from NSF. RCP provides independent, expert assessment of university STEM programs, working with more than 30 U.S. states and hundreds of universities in the last 20 years. RCP also supports peer-review systems and has coordinated reviews of more than 8,000 proposals to U.S. and international grant competitions.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.
The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is committed to strengthening U.S. manufacturing. It has had a profound impact on the growth of well-paying jobs, development of dynamic manufacturing communities, and enhancement of American innovation and global competitiveness.
Rev1 Ventures is the investor startup studio that combines capital and strategic services to help startups scale and corporates innovate. Based in the Midwest, and in a top city for scaling startups, Rev1 aligns innovators and founders with corporate and research partners to access customers and markets, helping entrepreneurs build great companies. With a proven track record of investing in high potential startups, Rev1 helps companies solve real problems for markets in need of real solutions. Rev1 has $90MM in capital under management, providing a capital continuum from corporate and community partners, as well as the Ohio Third Frontier. Rev1 has been named among the Most Active VCs in the Great Lakes Region for the past three years in a row, according to PitchBook. For more information, visit www.rev1ventures.com.
TEConomy Partners is a global leader in research, analysis and strategy for innovation-based economic development. Today, TEConomy Partners is helping nations, states, regions, universities, institutions and industries blueprint their future and translate knowledge into prosperity.
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Ben Franklin are partners guided by a singular purpose; to guide the region’s technology community to new heights. Through their unique model, Ben Franklin provides the capital, counsel and connections that empower innovators to accelerate their ideas and investors to expand their impact.
The Georgia Research Alliance grows Georgia’s economy by expanding university research capacity and by seeding and shaping startup companies around inventions and discoveries.
The Launch Place, an investor in early stage companies, strives to foster an environment for new and serial entrepreneurs to raise capital and garner the support system needed to take their products and/or solutions into the market place.