American Competitiveness through
Our mission is to promote our nation’s economic competitiveness in the global economy by promoting our nation’s innovation.
“..Some models designed to build upon innovative public/private partnerships have created stronger support to enhance the growth of early stage companies emerging from Federal research funding. For example, […] the Innovation Accelerator […] expand(s) resources to NSF’s award winners. Thus far, Innovation Accelerator has helped to establish a regional seed fund for NSF SBIR ﬁrms and has provided mentoring assistance and aid in leveraging $200 million in investment for these ﬁrms…“
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Report to the President, July 2012
Our nation is the world leader in innovation – that is, in doing research and development, and bringing it to market. But our leadership is being challenged in ways that are unprecedented in recent history. It is urgent – and a matter of national security – that our nation maintain and build upon its global innovation competitive advantage.
Innovation Accelerator (IA)
The Innovation Accelerator (IA) was founded by John Pyrovolakis in 2008 as the private side of a public-private partnership. The IA is a vertically integrated innovation practice with a focus on commercialization, intellectual property, and venture capital.
Innovation Accelerator acknowledged in PCAST report
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology acknowledges Innovation Accelerator’s work in commercializing government funded research in its July report to the President.
Innovation Accelerator Foundation acquires iBridge from Kauffman Foundation
The Innovation Accelerator Foundation (IAF) officially announces the acquisition of the iBridge Network (www.ibridgenetwork.org), a university intellectual property marketplace originally developed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2005.
Academic Venture Exchange founded
The Innovation Accelerator Foundation (IAF) partners with some of the country’s top research institutions to found Academic Venture Exchange (AVX). The Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation funds IAF to build AVX.
Innovation Accelerator brings together innovation experts, best-in-class innovation practices and game-changing tehnology platforms, under three core entities that serve its mission by providing commercialization, funding and networking services.
Our team is tirelessly working to safeguard and strengthen our county’s innovation advantage.