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Inclusive Innovation Initiative

The Inclusive Innovation Initiative (I-3) is a national effort to increase the participation of minority business enterprises (MBEs) and minority-serving institutions in technology transfer. 

As the leading federal technology transfer clearinghouse for communities of color, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will focus on expanding opportunities for MBEs engaged in developing innovative business solutions in today’s top emerging industries and the innovations of the future.

Latest Blog:

Mapping Out More Tech Transfers at Brain And Therapeutics Conference (Part II) 

In the worlds of technology and investing, the term “Valley of Death” is just as discouraging as it sounds. The commonly used moniker refers to what all-too-commonly happens to startups: they die before enough money flows in to make their business sustainable. Read more

MBDA Backs Up the Bus For Small Business Innovation Research 

What happens when two Minority Business Development Agency officials board a bus bound south along with representatives from other government agencies ranging from NASA to Homeland Security? If all goes according to plan, the result of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour will be a flurry of minority entrepreneurs engaging with government to spur American innovation and technology commercialization. Read more

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