Leveraging Our Region’s Strengths
The Pittsburgh region has a rich history in research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Idea Foundry has played a significant role in the creation of the local innovation ecosystem and preservation of regional scientific strengths. We have helped innovators from all stages of the innovation life cycle move their ideas forward through our unique programs.
Our four distinct Science Accelerator Programs in the areas of Healthcare & Life Sciences, Intelligent Systems, Water, and Advanced Materials were inspired by the needs and challenges of the region. These programs guide inventors and their innovations to the most appropriate end use by providing needs-based strategy and critical early stage capital. Startups created through our accelerator programs have the opportunity to receive additional funding and assistance through our Transformation Fellowship Program.
Intelligent Systems Development
Pittsburgh’s research strengths at local universities, research institutions, and industries create a natural environment for a thriving high-technology sector. Innovations in the areas of networking, sensors, robotics, and automation have resulted in intelligent systems that help improve communications, data processing, efficiency, and connectivity. From smart meters to autonomous vehicles to surgical robots, intelligent systems surround us and influence our daily lives.
*Networking *Data Analytics *Sensor-based Technologies
*Automation *Big Data *Robotics *Security
*Others (contact us to assess fit)
With over a decade’s worth of successful commercialization experience, Idea Foundry has brought its unique accelerator model to the Advanced Materials Sector. This model is enhanced through its partnership with industry leaders and has been proven to be successful across a number of different disciplines. These partnerships allow entrepreneurs direct access to leaders in the materials science industry, creating opportunities for testing, market research, product development, revenue, and acquisition.