NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is an effort to develop scientific and engineering discoveries into useful products and services. The I-Corps program, a public-private partnership, connects NSF-funded research with the tech, entrepreneur and business communities to create a stronger ecosystem for innovation.
The six-month program includes a grant of $50,000 and a six-week class. Participation requires attendance at a 3-day kick-off meeting, followed by 5 webinars and a closing workshop. I-Corps requires that participants form a team, which:
- An Entrepreneurial Lead (usually a post-doc or grad student)
- A Principal Investigator (must have received an NSF award in the past 5 years)
- A Mentor (volunteer)
Here’s a video about Georgia Tech teams who completed the program.
Seventeen teams from Georgia Tech have completed the I-Corps program since 2011. These teams have come from the College of Computing, College of Engineering, and College of Sciences. We are currently recruiting teams from the rest of campus, too.
The NSF I-Corps program is taught several times a year, at the schools listed below.
- Georgia Tech
- University of Michigan
- UC Berkeley
- UC San Francisco
- University of Maryland
- John Hopkins
- Virginia Tech
- George Washington University
Questions? Email Brandy Nagel
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