We believe low-cost, high-quality, and easy-to-use tools can expand access to science.
Tool Foundry is a Luminary Labs initiative funded by grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Schmidt Futures to expand access to science.
The Tool Foundry accelerator is a four-month program designed to help a diverse cohort of teams iterate and scale accessible and powerful scientific discovery tools.
We are seeking applications from high-potential teams with prototypes for low-cost, high-quality, and easy-to-use physical tools for scientific discovery.
Tools making an impact
How the Tool Foundry accelerator works
The four-month accelerator will provide participating teams with resources and networks to develop, iterate, and strengthen their tools, while building a foundation for sustainable growth.
We are looking for teams that have started prototyping tools but need help to develop and scale. We are most interested in low-cost, physical tools that support inquiry, observation, and data collection across scientific domains.