National Science Foundation I/UCRC Program - Phase II
The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites is an NSF Industry & University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that brings together industry partners and university researchers who have a common interest in biobased plastics and composites.
The I/UCRC program helps build partnerships between industry, universities and policymakers. An I/UCRC center is primarily supported by industry partners and conducts industry-relevant research. NSF plays a supporting role and supplies the center with matching funds for the first five years with declining grant support thereafter.