In 2026 the United States will celebrate its 250th Birthday. In the years leading to that historic day, Invent2026 is providing and executing a strategy to assert the Midwest region’s leadership in advanced industries, allowing transformative lab-generated technologies to take shape in the Midwest and Rust Belt regions in an economically meaningful way.
The Midwest and Rust Belt economy has failed to lead advanced industries. Too many of our national and university laboratories have operated in silos, isolating inventors from entrepreneurs and corporates who can help connect new developments with key needs from industry.
In March of 2017, Invent2026 will launch TechNebula (TNEBULA), an interactive platform that will inventory the region’s intellectual property and employ game mechanics to identify technologies with the most commercial promise. TNEBULA users will competitively collaborate to prioritize and highlight trending technologies.
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National and university laboratories struggle to identify which intellectual property hold the most commercial potential, often devoting resources to transfer technologies without a clear sense of commercial pathways.
A rich set of data will be generated by TNEBULA users, which will be provided to laboratories and industry partners to inform decisions on what technologies should be investigated for licensing and eventual financing.
By observing user behavior and documenting trends, TNEBULA will identify what intellectual properties hold strong potential in the commercial market. Invent2026 will provide partners with actionable data of commercial viability of technologies, drawn from TNEBULA user preferences.
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Researchers and laboratories need entrepreneurs and industry partners who can champion their technologies, prototype designs, and introduce new products into the commercial market.
TNEBULA invites most active and insightful users to participate in the 2026 Fellows program. This fellowship will provide weekly programming on topics ranging from targeting SBIR and STTR funding to identifying market needs and commercial pathways for new technologies. The purpose of the fellowship is to build teams around the technologies that Invent2026 supports.
Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more about the 2026 Fellows program.
Invent2026’s Diligence Fund will provide prototyping capital for technologies most-favorably reviewed by our TNEBULA users. This capital will be pooled together by our industry partners to provide necessary capital for entrepreneurs to prototype designs and to identify and test sales channels. The Diligence Fund provides corporate sponsors the ability to administer due diligence on the R&D process that they are effectively outsourcing, for a very low cost, to our client labs and users.
Contact us if you’re interested in learning more about partnering with Invent2026.