NSF Regional Innovation Engines

Posted on: May 10, 2022   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
NSF Regional Innovation Engines Program

This funding opportunity seeks to bolster U.S. innovation ecosystems, advance R&D, promote jobs & stimulate the economy, with up to $160M/award.

The National Science Foundation (NSF)’s TIP Directorate is thrilled to announce a bold, new program — NSF Regional Innovation Engines!

The NSF Engines program provides up to 10 years of funding to establish each Engine, with up to an additional two years of development funding even before the official launch of an Engine. Each NSF Engine can receive up to $160 million to support the development of diverse regional coalitions to engage in use-inspired research and development, translation of innovation to society, and workforce development — with the goal of growing and sustaining regional innovation ecosystems throughout the U.S.

Visit to learn more and register for the roadshow events.

Stop 1 (CO, KS, MO, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, WY): 
May 19, 2022: 1 – 3 p.m. CDT

About the NSF Engines Program

Launched by the NSF Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, or TIP, the NSF Engines program offers a unique opportunity to spur economic growth in regions that have not fully participated in the technology boom of the past few decades.

Each Engine includes partners from industry, academia, government, nonprofits, civil society, and communities of practice. These partners collectively and collaboratively create and design the Engine, with the goal of stimulating the creation of technology-driven products and solutions to serve the region’s and nation’s needs. In addition, the Engine provides economic growth through talent and workforce development as well as implements operations and processes centered around a culture of innovation and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Over the coming decade, NSF envisions fostering multiple flourishing regional innovation ecosystems across the country.