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Arizona State University is launching five Science and Technology Centers as part of the state’s New Economy Initiative. NEI is an investment in ASU’s assignment to drive Arizona’s future economic growth and resiliency through engineering and technology innovation and training.

The STCs represent a strategic collaborative effort by Arizona universities, state government and industry to accelerate talent and skills development in key areas that are driving industrial growth and strengthening the state’s economic development. As part of this effort, the STC Entrepreneurial Fellowships are designed to enable postdoctoral scholars to grow ventures that are commercializing ASU deep technology emerging from programs supported by the NEI.

To be eligible to apply, you must have completed your doctoral degree in engineering or a related field or will be completing it prior to the start of the Fellowship. This allows for soon-to-be graduating doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, research faculty or staff researchers to apply for this opportunity. This program is not aimed at tenured and tenure-track faculty, as Fellows will, in general, proceed to be full-time employees and officers of their companies after the fellowship.

Apply by Friday, August 26, 2022, at 5 p.m. MST

Pitches: Early September 2022
Fellowship award notifications: September 2022
Fellowships begin: October 2022

Please direct questions to stc@asu.edu

If you are an entrepreneurially minded postdoctoral scholar with growing a venture that aligns with the research thrusts of the STCs, please consider applying. Learn more about the Science and Technology Centers below.

Launched STCs:

  • Advanced Materials, Processes and Energy Devices (AMPED) STC: Advances new materials and devices for solar, battery and power electronics for the broad electrification of the energy sector.
  • Manufacturing, Automation and Data Engineering (MADE) STC: Creates foundational manufacturing technologies and methods using process science and engineering, robotics and automation, and data analytics, cyber and AI.

STCs coming soon:

  • Human performance STC: Develops novel technologies to enhance physical and cognitive performance and to improve medical prevention and interventions.
  • Extreme environments STC: Addresses challenges of growing population centers by engineering resiliency into transportation, energy, water and materials systems that impact future cities.
  • Future communications technologies STC: Drives innovation in physical information systems and sensing and communications solutions to meet the emerging demands of high-bandwidth applications.