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Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge (NTEC)

Designed as a pre-NSF I-Corps experience, NTEC provides experiential entrepreneurship education for teams led by undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars. NTEC teams learn about the importance of customer discovery and how to leverage NNCI resources to develop a nanotechnology-enabled minimum viable product (MVP). The seven-week, virtual “at-your-pace” program culminates in a “pitch” event where teams share their progress with business leaders. By leveraging entrepreneurship resources available at each site, NTEC can be scaled and competed across the NNCI. 

The 2024 Call for NTEC proposals is now open. Access the RFP and proposal template here. One-page proposals are due to Matthew Hull by February 11th, 2024 (National Inventor’s Day)!

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