The AWARE Program is a multi-institutional partnership to enhance entrepreneurial competitiveness for women and minorities.
Indiana CTSI and the IU Research and Technology Corporation (IU-RTC) have partnered on the AWARE Program with the University of Louisville (UofL) and Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) to enhance the competitiveness and success rate of SBIR/STTR applications for women and minority entrepreneurs.
The pilot program plans to ACCelerate Entrepreneurial SucceSS (ACCESS) of women and underrepresented minorities through the following:
- Identify, engage and mentor them to pursue entrepreneurship as a career
- Expand educational, experiential and networking opportunities
- Enhance their competitiveness for federal grant applications
- Create a regional ecosystem for entrepreneurs and sharing of best practices by UofL, IU and Missouri S&T