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NSF Program Offers Start-Up 101 to Its Grantees

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Science  20 Jul 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6092, pp. 281
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6092.281

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New technologies are a dime a dozen. But a new technology with the right business plan behind it is much rarer. This week, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced it is expanding a program to teach budding scientific entrepreneurs how best to tailor ideas from their NSF-funded research to attract investors and, eventually, customers.