Kean is one of 47 emerging research institutions in the country to receive the NSF Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity (EPIIC) grant. The $400,000 grant will fund an office of technology transfer and commercialization at Kean and support research aimed at developing new products and solutions to societal challenge.

A total $19.6 million in EPIIC grant funding is going to colleges and universities across the U.S., including minority-serving institutions such as Kean.

The EPIIC awardees will work to develop capacity and institutional knowledge to conduct research and build partnerships, tapping into regional innovation ecosystems such as the LIGHT UP (Leveraging Innovation to Grow High Tech and University Partnerships) Collaborative, a group of six institutions in the mid-Atlantic states, including Kean University, Bowie State University in Maryland, Alvernia University in Pennsylvania, Marymount University in Virginia, Rowan College at Burlington County, and SUNY College of Technology at Canton, New York.

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