APLU and the Association of American Universities (AAU) will host the third University Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Showcase featuring 20 university-affiliated startup companies from across the nation on April 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill.
The showcase is designed to highlight the important role of federally funded university research in driving high-value entrepreneurship and the U.S. innovation economy for members of Congress, their staff, and national economic development and innovation policy leaders. This showcase will also highlight the 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act.To be considered for the 2020 University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase, completed applications are due by Thursday, February 27. APLU and AAU member institutions are invited to nominate startups that have roots in federally funded university research and would like to share their work with members of Congress and their staff. Universities may nominate multiple startups. Institutions that have received APLU's Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities designation are given priority status for the showcase. A list of designees can be found here. The participation fee is $500 per team and will be due upon notification of acceptance for the showcase.