Be a Catalyst for Breakthroughs!
The most paradigm-shifting, transformational inventions, including the Internet, GPS and cancer vaccines, have come out of government funded Research and Development (R&D). Yet, the majority of US taxpayers’ R&D investment, $140B/year, is untapped; less than 0.1% of inventions become products. Many of the inventions have the potential to transform and create disruptive new platforms and models. In the last 7 years, $1 trillion in US taxpayer-funded inventions is available from NIH, NASA, the Department of Defense and other agencies, universities, hospitals and federal institutions. The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) harvests value from these inventions by putting them into the hands of hard-working, enterprising entrepreneurs to boost economic growth, create knowledge-based jobs and launch new markets
We are a catalyst to maximize the potential of publicly funded breakthrough technologies that benefit society. We find the best inventions, crowdsource entrepreneurs, form startups and nurture newly formed companies
We ignite entrepreneurship, bolster the economy and enable inclusivity