The NSF Partnership for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (BIC) program supports academia-industry partnerships to focus on post-discovery, academic-led research. The current solicitation for this program is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13587/nsf13587.htm and describes a new topical focus on "smart" serivce systems. Additional background about the program and information about upcoming webinars is provided in the solicitation.
RIT is limited to two proposals as a lead institution. Interested applicants should provide a one page concept paper to David Bond (email@example.com) by October 25, 2013. A required letter of intent is due to NSF by November 18, 2013 and full proposals are due by January 27, 2014.