NSF I-Corps

The NSF I-Corps Program exists to help jumpstart a national innovation ecosystem by teaching Lean Startup Methodology with a focus on customer discovery and the business model canvas. The program provides funding and guidance for teams to assess their technology’s commercial viability. Successful I-Corps projects are well-positioned to receive future NSF grants designed for slightly more mature technologies, including SBIR and STTR grants.

In participating in the site-level program, each team – consisting of an academic lead, an entrepreneurial lead and a principal investigator – becomes eligible to receive a grant of up to $3,000 to assist with customer discovery.

Our next cohort will be held from February 10 through March 17, 2021. Applications are due by January 29, 2021. 

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Thank you to our I-Corps co-sponsors:

When

8 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021 to 5 p.m. March 17, 2021

Event Contacts

Aileen Dingus - Marketing and Events Coordinator/NSF I-Corps Site Program Manager