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NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub Applications Open! Info Sessions Jan 14th / 25th

Chart your path from research to innovation

Apply for the National Science Foundation I-Corps Hub Northeast Region’s 4-session program

Feb. 28, Mar. 2, 9, and 23 online
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Application deadline: Jan. 31

The NSF-I-Corps Hub Northeast Region can help you chart the path of your research from the discovery stage to a startup or venture. Our 4-session training programs help researchers explore how their scientific or technological discovery can meet the needs of people and industries. Our Hub is open to all academic researchers in the Northeast and is dedicated to inclusive innovation.

In the I-Corps program, researchers form teams focused on identifying how their scientific or technological discovery meets customer needs. Teams can include faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Benefits of the program include:

TRAINING: Four sessions introduce the I-Corps Lean LaunchPad approach to evaluating technologies through customer-discovery research, focused on identifying the technology’s potential for development in a startup or other venture.

FUNDING: Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to each team and can be used to fund customer-discovery research and expenses such as conference attendance, professional associations, and marketing tools.

RESOURCES: Teams will receive mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators. Teams may also access other programs offered by Hub-affiliated institutions.

FOLLOW-ON OPPORTUNITIES: Upon completion, teams are eligible for the national NSF I-Corps Teams program which provides an intensive 7-week training course and a $50,000 grant.

Learn more at a Virtual Info Session:

  1. 30-min Zoom Webinar: Friday, January 14th, 2:00 – 2:30pm: Eventbrite Link
    • Webinar describing the I-Corps program, key dates, eligibility, requirements, and how to apply.
  2. 1-hour Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, January 25th, 3:00 – 4:00pm: Eventbrite Link
    • Hosted by Rutgers: Similar to above, but will have extra time for description of the I-Corps Fellowship Program where innovation-minded students can be matched to I-Corps teams


VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT ICORPSNE.ORG.  Applications due Jan. 31.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated based on project potential and team commitment.

Questions can be sent to anytime.