Resources and Events

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Introduction to the NSF Engines 2024 Funding Opportunity
Thursday, April 25, 2024, 2 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar: 2024 NSF Engines Funding Opportunity Q&A
April 30, 2024 2 p.m. Eastern Time 

NSF Engines Virtual Roadshows | U.S. National Science Foundation Regional Innovation Engines
NSF Engines Roadshows

For more information on upcoming virtual events designed for regions around the country this spring and summer, visit our roadshows page

  • May 7, 2024, 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time
    AR, CO, KS, MO, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, and TX
  • May 9, 2024, 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time
    CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and VT
  • May 14, 2024, 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time
    AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, and Territories other than PR and VI
  • May 16, 2024, 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time
    AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA, and VI
  • May 20, 2024, 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time
    IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, OH, PA, WI, and WV

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Inaugural NSF Regional Innovation Engines

Ways to stay connected

Sign up for the NSF Engines email list

Subscribe to the NSF Engines email list to receive information program updates, announcements, funding opportunities, webinars and more.  


Email the NSF Engines program team with questions about the program. Most emails are answered within one business day. 

NSF Engines interest form

The NSF Engines team has created an interest form to help members of the innovation community connect with and support the NSF Engines development awardees and NSF Engines awardees. NSF recognizes that building robust innovation ecosystems across the country requires identifying and working with new sources of talent and building diverse collaborations. The goal of this interest form is to create an entry point for individuals, organizations and funders who are interested in supporting our portfolio of NSF Engine awardees and/or working within an NSF Engine to share their information.  

Fill out the interest form.

Builder Platform

Run by The Engine Accelerator, a public benefit corporation with origins at MIT, the Builder Platform is a unique post-award support model that will provide tailored resources and a high level of personalized engagement and support that will significantly contribute to the success of the NSF Engines program. The NSF Engines Builder Platform isn't a technology platform or app, but rather is an entirely new way of thinking about post-award support — a human-centered portfolio of support structures that empowers awardees with the tools, networks and capital needed to thrive. It's inspired and informed by the support systems pioneered by venture incubators and accelerators, national philanthropy and lessons learned from prior place-based investment efforts.


As NSF continues to support and invest in America's innovation economy, we also seek to foster collaboration, encourage knowledge sharing, and facilitate meaningful discussions to drive innovation forward. For your knowledge, NSF's Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) developed a glossary of shared vocabulary used in the dynamic and ever-evolving innovation ecosystem space. Review the glossary to understand terminology frequently used at NSF to describe key terms, ideas and concepts to aid in navigating through and communication about innovation, entrepreneurship and ecosystem building.

View the glossary.

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