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I-Corps™ Teams

The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Teams have three primary members: the technical lead, the entrepreneurial lead and the I-Corps mentor. All three members of the team participate fully in the I-Corps Curriculum, which provides real-world, hands-on, immersive learning about what it takes to successfully transfer knowledge into products and processes that benefit society. Approximately 20 teams will participate together in the curriculum as part of an I-Corps Cohort. Dates for upcoming cohorts are below.

The I-Corps Curriculum is not about how to write a research paper, business plan or NSF proposal. The result is not a publication or a deck of slides or even a scientific discovery. Instead, the entire I-Corps Team will be engaged with industry; talking to customers, partners and competitors; and encountering the uncertainty and excitement of creating successful innovations. Getting out of the university laboratory to explore the commercial potential is what the effort is about.

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A full description of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Teams, I-Corps Teams proposal instructions and other essential information are available in the I-Corps Teams Solicitation, Teams FAQ and Teams factsheet (PDF, 638 KB).

I-Corps Cohorts

Summer 2017

Summer Cohort I
Kickoff (on site): July (arrive 9th) 10-12
Web sessions: Mondays 1-4 Eastern - July 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14
Lessons Learned (on site): August (arrive 20th) 21-22

Summer Cohort II
Kickoff (on site): July (Arrive 16th) 17-19
Web sessions: Tuesdays 1-4 Eastern - July 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22
Lessons Learned (on site): August (arrive 27th) 28-29

Summer Cohort III
Kickoff (on site): July (arrive 25th) 26-28
Web sessions: Wednesdays 1-4 Eastern - August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Lessons Learned (on site): September (arrive 6th) 7-8

Summer Cohort IV
Kickoff (on site): July (arrive 30th) 30-Aug 2
Web sessions: Thursdays 1-4 Eastern - August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7
Lessons Learned (on site): September (arrive 13th) 14-15

Fall 2017

Fall Cohort 1
Kickoff (on site): October (arrive 17th) October 18-20
Web sessions: Tuesdays 1-4 ET - October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21
Lessons Learned (on site): November (arrive 29th) 30 - December 1

Fall Cohort II
Kickoff (on site): October (arrive 22nd) 23-25
Web sessions: Mondays 1-4 ET - October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27
Lessons Learned (on-site): December (arrive 3rd) 4-5

I-Corps Teams Contact

Steven Konsek, telephone: (703) 292-7021, Email: skonsek@nsf.gov