Welcome to the evaluation data hub for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program. This website is maintained by VentureWell and is funded by NSF Cooperative Agreement (#1732084) in order to manage the evaluation and reporting on the outcomes of over 80 Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers. 

The IUCRC program generates breakthrough research by enabling close and sustained engagement between industry innovators, world-class academic teams, and government agencies. To learn more about the IUCRC program, visit the NSF IUCRC Website.

In 2020, over 750 companies participated in the IUCRC program. On average, evaluation data shows that companies realize a 22x return on their membership investments.

Today, there are over 80 active centers, and each center has a unique research focus. You can explore the active centers on the NSF IUCRC website.

Map of the US with the locations of all of the IUCRC sites.

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We have been able to enter completely new areas through connections with other industrial members and with students through the universities..”

– IAB Member, 2019

Research Breakthroughs

Over time, many IUCRCs have become recognized for innovative, cutting-edge research. They have developed impressive track records for exploring innovative approaches to some of the nation’s most pressing research problems through leveraged collaborations and team science.

Learn more on the NSF website!