"Startups funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) are creating technologies intended to reduce the impact of climate change. From reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and advancing alternative fuels to developing recycling robots and designing new batteries, startups are moving basic research out of the laboratory and toward broad-scale use. Learn how NSF funding is making an impact and how startups can get non-dilutive funding for important R&D work.
America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF plays a central role in accelerating discoveries into the marketplace. NSF helps startups navigate the earliest stages of technology translation, investing roughly $200 million annually. Each startup can receive up to $2 million to support translational research and development. In the last five years, these small businesses have gone on to raise billions in follow-on capital, and the portfolio has had 100+ exits. Learn more about NSF funding for startups at seedfund.nsf.gov.