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I-Corps

NSF Innovation I-Corps Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has established the Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-Corps Teams). The NSF I-Corps Teams Program purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support in the form of entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding. This will facilitate the application of scientific discoveries into technologies and products that eventually benefit society.

The NSF & I-Corps at the University of Utah

In 2014 the University of Utah Center for Medical Innovation was awarded a NSF Site Grant, with the sole purpose to assist in the goal of furthering entrepreneurial education and accelerating innovation. The purpose of the NSF I-Corps Teams grant is to give the project team access to resources to help determine the readiness to transition technology developed by previously-funded or currently funded NSF projects. The outcomes of I-Corps Teams projects will be threefold: 1) a clear go /or no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2) should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan for those projects to move forward, and 3) a definition of a compelling technology demonstration for potential partners.

Applications Now Open - Due Oct 13th


Applications Now Open
Due Oct 13th

I-Corps Workshop Dates

Date

Title

11.8.17

Technology Development & Value Proposition

11.15.17

Pathways to Market

1.17.18

Revenue Models

2.07.18

IP Fundamentals

2.21.18

Regulatory Strategy

3.07.18

Capital Acquisitions & Venture Strategies

3.14.18

Team Elevator Pitch

3.28.18

Team Elevator Pitch

Workshops from 5-7pm