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Foundation and NCIIA featured on's "The Lemelson Foundation: Tinkerers Saving the World"
December 7, 2010

December 7, 2010 - The Foundation and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance were featured today in an article entitled, "The Lemelson Foundation: Tinkerers Saving the World,"on Written by Fast Company Expert Blogger Alice Korngold, the article explores how companies emerge from university environments and features information about three exciting NCIIA projects – OsmoPure, OneBreath and Solar Ivy – as well as an interview with Foundation Director Dr. Robert Lemelson.

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About the NCIIA

The NCIIA achieves positive and sustainable social and environmental impact through technological innovation by providing end-to-end service grants, mentoring and other experiential resources to higher education institutions. With support from The Lemelson Foundation, the National Science Foundation and a membership of nearly 200 colleges and universities from all over the United States, the NCIIA engages more than 5,000 student entrepreneurs each year, leveraging their respective campuses as working laboratories and incubators for businesses and ultimately helping them to bring their concepts to commercialization. For more information, please visit