Founded in 2002, Idea Foundry is a Pittsburgh-based non-profit innovation acceleration and commercialization organization focused on creating high-potential, innovation-related jobs in the life sciences, entertainment and education, social enterprise, advanced materials, and water sectors. With more than 125 companies in its portfolio, Idea Foundry is a pioneer in hands-on business development and technology transfer. Idea Foundry has helped to create high-paying jobs in southwestern Pennsylvania through a diverse set of programs designed to identify, accelerate, and commercialize opportunities. It helps to enable new technologies to identify and access growth markets around the world by up to $10,000 of funding and extensive, hands-on support. Idea Foundry is active throughout many countries offering innovation consulting, technology transfer, incubation services and entrepreneurial training.
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