The Kauffman Foundation launched the iBridge Network in 2005, operating it for seven years.

Used by hundreds of member universities, iBridge is a global, centralized resource for unbiased information about early-stage technologies and inventions.

Hosting thousands of innovations ranging from biological cell lines to animal models to computer technologies, the iBridge Network enables researchers and scientists to share information about their university-developed discoveries with entrepreneurs and corporations around the world who are interested in licensing those technologies or collaborating in other ways.

In 2012, the Kauffman Foundation handed the reins to the Innovation Accelerator Foundation to take the iBridge Network to the next stage of growth.

The Innovation Accelerator is a public-private partnership with a federal agency whose mission is to promote the nation's economic competitiveness in the global economy by promoting innovation.