Artcile published in the December 16, 2011 issue of Science (Vol. 334, Pages 1492-1493).
One program is the Innovation Corps (I-Corps), which first round awarded $50,000 to 21 scientists to test the waters for a product based on their NSF-funded research. Another initiative is Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) which supports US scientists to collaborate with their peers abroad. More at Science-2011-SureshMervis-1492-3