The National Science Foundation has announced the establishment of five I-Corps Hubs around the country that will focus on real-world entrepreneurial training to academic researchers across all fields of science and engineering, resulting in economic development and job creation.

The University of New Mexico is part of the West region I-Corps Hub, led by the University of Southern California, which will help to advance new technologies and incubate emerging companies that can move discoveries from the lab to the marketplace.

Each I-Corps Hub is funded at $3 million a year for five years and is made up of a regional alliance of at least eight universities. In addition to UNM and USC, the West region partners are California Institute of Technology; Colorado School of Mines; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; University of Colorado Boulder; and The University of Utah. For the past six…

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