Emerging Technology Consortium to Unveil New NIH Contract Pilot Program for Historically Black Colleges & Universities
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The entire Federal DoD budget for FY 2017 is $73B - HBCUs only receive $25M which is 0.03%.
Emerging Technologies Consortium (ETC) has a unique understanding of the link between Research and Development (R&D) and community revitalization by leveraging the power of innovation for the African American community. ETC is Building Wealth through HBCU Sustainability and focusing on increasing the percentage of DoD funding that goes to HBCUs. By helping to support and sustain our HBCUs, ETC helps the African American community achieve the American Dream.
Sources for budget data: (1) Office of Management and Budget, President's Budget for FY 2017 Research and Development, Click here for source; (2) DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions Equipment/Instrumentation Fiscal Year 2017 Click here for source.
The Emerging Technology Consortium authored the DC Economic Partnership, a Technology Incubator Study. The study was an analysis of the technology assets and research capabilities of the colleges and universities located in the District of Columbia. The study then outlined a business plan to implement an incubator in the City. The ETC sponsored the Emerging Technology Opportunity Act of 2007 and participated in the introduction of the DC Competitiveness Act of 2010. The Consortium has participated in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the District of Columbia Government. The ETC is working with the following municipalities to create innovative/technology based economic development strategies for all communities: Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Prince George’s County MD and Washington DC.
The Emerging Technology Consortium (ETC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to using technology to create opportunities in all urban communities. The ETC advocates for all communities to participate and own next generation industries. It also recommends that local governments lead public private partnerships that will result in globally competitive commercial businesses that are located in all communities and run by members of their respective communities. The Consortium recommends that the local innovative businesses in the community will be the catalyst to new jobs and training. Innovation can transform urban centers and cities.
Carlos Gutierrez, MBDA Strategic Alliances Specialist The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held a symposium on The Path to Sustainability for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on March 9,