Workshop: Semiconductor Technology Translation & Hard-Tech Startups

Identifying challenges and opportunities for translating ideas from academic labs

to industry and into the market.

U.S. universities are hotbeds of innovative technologies and new knowledge. Yet a growing gap has developed between nascent advanced hard-technology development (in academia and university-rooted startups) and technology concept commercialization (in established microelectronics and semiconductor industries). This gap impedes the translation of disruptive hard-tech from the lab to the market, leading to national calls for action, such as those spelled out in the CHIPS Act (National Semiconductor Technology Center, National Network for Microelectronics R&D, National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program and others) or the Endless Frontiers Act.

This workshop will survey the current landscape for startup support and tech translation to identify challenges and opportunities to improve the national ecosystem for launching and sustaining hard-tech startups, as part of a collaborative effort between industry and academia to advance the resurgence of U.S. leadership in semiconductors and microelectronics.

Hosted in part by MIT.

Event Info

Date & Time 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
United States