To foster the type of informal, experiential interactions that are most helpful for advancing technology break-through and transition. Sponsors will be encouraged to participate in the initiative by providing feedback on areas of research focus and priority before the research begins.
Interdisciplinary. Solve problems across domains.
Participate, influence, and integrate personnel throughout research lifecycle
Fund faculty representing computer science, economics, engineering, policy, and others
Support 8-10 graduate students
Build relationships with students, faculty, other sponsors
Advance research. Solve timely problems.
Seed innovation projects through an annual call for proposal
Support annual convenings, seminar series, and student clubs
Provide funds to structure internships and student projects as appropriate
Amplify investment. Make bigger impact.
$1.5M+ in initial seed funding
Sponsor funds pooled: $2M+/yr research funded (assuming 10 sponsors)