As part of the U.S. UCAN effort, the national K20 Initiative brings together Internet2 member institutions and innovators from primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums to extend new technologies, applications, middleware, and content to all educational sectors, as quickly and connectedly as possible.
- To bring innovators in K-12, community colleges, universities, libraries, and museums into appropriate regional, national, and international advanced networking efforts, via the U.S. UCAN program (formerly known as "Sponsored Education Group Participant" (SEGP).
- To encourage and help sustain partnerships among these education institutions, the private sector, and government.
- To enhance teaching and learning by facilitating projects that explore the ways in which advanced network applications, services, tools, and digital content can extend access to education and educational resources.
- To develop mechanisms for timely communication across all educational sectors and regions in order to enable quick, pervasive technology diffusion.