The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $28 million in funds to nine research teams to support the development of prototypes as part of the second phase of a collaborative accelerator initiative.
The selected teams will create approaches in the areas of knowledge networks, future jobs, artificial intelligence and the national talent ecosystem over a 24-month period.
NSF previously awarded $39M to 43 research grants in 2019 under the accelerator program's initial phase for collaborative fundamental scientific exploration efforts.
Douglas Maughan, a program head at NSF, said the 2019 teams managed to build their initial concepts and work with various partners and clients.
The awardees are: