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 is a venture fund that helps entrepreneurs build great companies. Combining investment capital with a unique blend of services through our startup studio, we propel innovation for startups and corporate innovation teams. Our seasoned, data-driven team helps lay the foundation for scalable growth with the skills to evolve a product, sell to customers, and build the right team. Named a top VC investor in the Great Lakes Region, Rev1 manages a continuum of financial support from corporate and community partners.
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.