NSF Convergence Accelerator Expo 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator invites you to attend the Convergence Accelerator Expo 2021, scheduled virtually for July 28 – 29, 2021.


This “must-attend” virtual event is an attendee’s opportunity to see unique use-inspired research solutions funded by the NSF Convergence Accelerator. Last year’s inaugural event drew over 1,500 attendees from academia, industry, non-profit, and governments across 25 countries, and this year’s event is expected to be even larger.

During the event, you will have the opportunity to connect with our funded research teams and see live solution demos every 15 minutes across five research tracks, as well as network with other researchers, innovators, and business and technical practitioners from academia, industry, government, non-profit, and other communities of practice.

Featured Research Track Topics

· AI-Driven Data Sharing & Modeling

· Future of Work

· Open Knowledge Networks

· Quantum Technology

· Special Topic: EcoManufacturing

Today’s national-scale societal challenges cannot be solved by one discipline working alone. Instead, multiple disciplines must work together. To deliver tangible solutions that have a nation-wide societal impact and at a faster pace, the NSF Convergence Accelerator is designed to leverage a convergence approach to transition basic research and discovery into practice. Using innovation processes like human-centered design, user discovery, and team science; and integration of a multidisciplinary approach, NSF is making investments to solve high-impact societal challenges through use-inspired convergence research.

Who Should Attend

Expo 2021 is open to the public and media, but we are encouraging researchers, innovators, and tech and business practitioners from academia, industry, government, non-profits, and other communities to attend.


To register for Expo 2021 visit, nsf-ca.vfairs.com. Registration is complimentary.