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New grant to translate research to marketable product

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Kevin Leonard, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, was awarded an Innovation Corps grant from the Department of Defense. 

The I-Corps @ DoD grant seeks to commercialize a low-cost hydrogen generation technology that Leonard’s team developed recently as part of an Army Research Office Young Investigator grant.

The $70,000 grant will fund extensive training in product commercialization for Leonard and his graduate student, Joe Barforoush.  The team will learn from industry experts and ‘serial entrepreneurs’ who have helped train over 1000 I-Corps™ Teams in how to bring their innovations to market.

The goals of the I-Corps @ DoD program are “to spur the transition of fundamental research with potential defense relevance to the marketplace, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students, faculty, and other researchers to understand innovation and entrepreneurship.” 



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