Narrator: This is Science Today. The National Science Foundation is funding program nodes across the country that educate young entrepreneurs and foster the innovation and commercialization of university research. The latest node is in the San Francisco Bay Area and it brings together the University of California, San Francisco; UC Berkeley; and Stanford University. Stephanie Marrus directs the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center.
Marrus: When we first talked about the Bay Area becoming a node, we thought that the best approach would be to have Berkeley do what it does well, which is more focused on engineering and products and information technology, computer science and that we would be part of the node that had the health care/life sciences emphasis and Stanford would be a third part — they're not actually involved in the teaching portion of this. So, it's very exciting that the three of us came together to create a very attractive proposal that the NSF bought into and we're going to get the chance to implement.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.