Resources and Contacts

Learn more about TIP by watching a webinar recorded in February 2024 or reviewing  the presentation slides (PDF, 6.16 MB) .

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Program Resources

Explore the links below for opportunities to learn more about TIP programs as well as the various ways to engage. Program resources include reports, videos, FAQs, guides, workshops, webinars, fact sheets, and more. 

America's Seed Fund powered by NSF (SBIR | STTR)

Convergence Accelerator

Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM)

Partnerships for Innovation

Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems

Regional Innovation Engines



Workforce Development RFI (NSF23-100) Responses

From May to June 2023, NSF requested input on ways to make educational pathways into careers in key technologies accessible to any American interested in participating in the U.S. research and innovation enterprise through the Future Topics for Workforce Development in Emerging Technology Career Pathways Request for Information (RFI). NSF published those responses online


As the U.S. National Science Foundation 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, 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.

Download the Glossary (PDF, 216.1 KB)

Broad Agency Announcements

The U.S. National Science Foundation has started issuing broad agency announcements, or BAAs, as a new form of funding opportunity. By using BAAs, NSF is seeking to engage new communities of scientists and engineers, including those who may be working beyond institutions of higher education, such as in industry, nonprofits and other organizations.

Learn about BAAs, who can apply and current BAA funding opportunities. 

Events & Webinars

TIP programs host a variety of events and webinars about funding opportunities, programmatic updates, workshops, and partnership opportunities. Check back often to see what’s new, how to get involved, and when to take action.


NSF Industry Partnership Summit 

In April 203, TIP hosted an “NSF Industry Partnership Summit” for more than 50 industry leaders from a range of sectors. The group explored effective models for public-private partnerships that can in turn advance key technologies, address societal and economic challenges, and accelerate workforce development. To read the report, visit:

TIP Advisory Committee

The Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Advisory Committee reviews and advises the U.S. National Science Foundation on its Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) portfolio. Once established, the TIP Advisory Committee will convene twice annually and will include members across all sectors and disciplines.

Learn more about the TIP Advisory Committee.