Learn how to turn your research into a business!
NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) provides $50,000 grants to NSF-funded researchers to identify commercial applications for their technology, and offers entrepreneurial training to participating graduate students. The program provides researchers the tools, skills, and resources you need to turn your research into a startup venture.
Not NSF funded but interested in this program?
Regional I-Corps, a program jointly run by NYU, Columbia, and CUNY, is the same immersive program that is open to all researchers regardless of their funding source (e.g., NIH, DOD, NSF, DOE, etc.). While we don't provide any grant funding, we do provide the same curriculum and resources as the NSF I-Corps program.
Benefits of the I-Corps programs include:
Learn technology commercialization and startup best-practices
Concentrated time to focus on commercialization activities
Build relationships with experienced entrepreneurs and investors
Identify commercial potential for your technology
Increase probability of SBIR/STTR grant success and/or raising venture capital
Prepare students and postdocs to be entrepreneurs
Startup School is a semester-long workshop series that provides the trainings and resources to successfully launch and grow a startup. No matter where you are in your startup journey, Startup School has something to offer -- learn the startup essentials through foundations, the must have competencies through founder skills and how to finance through fundraising.