Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC)

The National Science Foundation’s IUCRC program catalyzes the impact of university research through partnerships with industry that can drive innovation and bolster the U.S. economy.

Drawing on its extensive I&E ecosystem development and program evaluation experience, VentureWell is leading the assessment and measurement of Center outcomes across the IUCRC program. 

Through developing a rigorous and consistent approach to assessing Center activities, VentureWell will provide a deeper understanding of how industry and university collaboration builds sustained partnerships and vibrant innovation ecosystems. Our work will also play a critical role in effectively managing and evaluating IUCRC progress in a way that can be applied to different sectors of research and innovation.

VentureWell’s dynamic partnership with the IUCRC community and the National Science Foundation will further broaden support of university scientists, researchers, faculty, and early stage innovators, ensuring they are prepared to identify and pursue emerging market opportunities through industry partnerships.

Learn more about IUCRC here.