We invite you to participate in a workshop aiming to strengthen partnerships among academic, private, and government organizations.

Supported by NSF’s Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO), the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), and the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) this workshop will build new connections among key biological sciences communities to successfully conduct use-inspired research.

The workshop will consist of a series of events facilitated by KnowInnovation:

  • Two free virtual Pre-Workshop MicroLabs (for an unlimited number of participants)
    • Friday, April 14, 2023, from noon to 2 p.m. MST
    • Friday, May 12, 2023, from noon to 2 p.m. MST
  • In-Person Workshop held June 12-14, 2023 in Boise, Idaho (for 120 selected participants representing diverse groups and organizations; applications will open April 14, 2023)

Participants of the workshop will co-create the structures and processes that guide how diverse organizations support and value use-inspired science and will guide NSF to create use-inspired tracks within the Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Office of Integrative Activities. Participants will build connections to new funding and partnership opportunities within and associated with NSF’s new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships.  Participants will gain insight from government and private organizations who want their science needs to be more broadly understood and incorporated into research priorities.

Who Should Participate?

Representatives from academic, private, and government communities across the science and engineering ecosystem are invited to attend. We especially encourage leaders and researchers from early to senior career stages — including graduate students — and original thinkers from industry to participate. 

Workshop Goals

The ultimate anticipated outcomes of the workshop are documents that will guide and facilitate use-inspired research and science-informed practices.

Those documents will be co-created by participants as they build awareness of the reciprocal benefits of strong partnerships that leverage and inspire innovations in basic and applied science; identify shared interests, community needs, and barriers to functional partnerships; and transfer knowledge.

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