NSF leader will present on newly formed Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnership

In a fireside chat on March 23, 2023, Dr. Erwin Gianchandani will share insight on the newly-formed Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) within the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The College of Letters & Science invites faculty and researchers to attend the event from 11am to 12:30pm in the DeLuca Forum of the Discovery Building. Attendees should register to attend in person or virtually by March 13, 2023. 

Dr. Gianchandani, assistant director of TIP, will share how TIP accelerates research by encouraging researchers to engage in creative partnerships and to always consider the societal impact of their research. Funded through the CHIPS and Science Act, TIP is a new way to expand the NSF’s approach to research to include use-inspired and translational research in all fields of science.

Working with the NSF since 2012, Gianchandani has served in multiple roles including senior advisor for Translation, Innovation and Partnerships prior to his current one. In this role, he helped develop plans for the new TIP Directorate in collaboration with colleagues at the NSF, other government agencies, industry and academia.During the previous six years, Gianchandani was the NSF deputy assistant director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, twice serving as acting assistant director for CISE. Gianchandani’s leadership and management of CISE included the formulation and implementation of the directorate’s $1 billion annual budget, strategic and human capital planning, and oversight of day-to-day operations for a team of over 130.

The chat will be moderated by Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still. The opportunity to ask questions will be available to those who attend in person.