Overview

Faculty and students working on STEM-related technology can participate in the I-Corps program and receive up to $3,000 to participate in the customer discovery process of their innovation. The University of Utah I-Corps Site offers 1 cohort a year on a rolling submission application cycle. Each team is supported with an I-Corps grant of up to $3,000 to cover travel and prototyping costs. The program consists of 9 workshops over the fall and spring semester, where teams work to validate the market size, value propositions, and customer segments of their innovations.

When you Finish

Upon completion of the program, teams are in position to apply to the National I-Corps program where they receive $50,000 dollars and participate in a rigorous 7 week program, or perhaps apply for an SBIR award.

I-Corps Workshop Dates

Date

Title

Session 1:
10/16/2019

Understanding customer need

Session 2:
10/30/2019

Customer discovery workshop

Session 3:
11/13/2019

Understanding customer needs & defining product requirement

Session 4:
12/04/2019

IP fundamentals

Session 5:
1/15/2020

Market validation

Session 6:
1/29/2020

Capital acquisition & venture strategies

Session 7:
2/12/2020

Pathways to market & revenue models

Session 8:
2/26/2020

Regulatory Strategy

Session 9:
3/18/2020

Review session & Team Reports

Session 10:
4/01/2020

Review session & Team Reports

All Workshops from 5:30-7:00pm
Dinner & Networking: 5:00-5:30pm