I-Corps Teams are composed of three main members: the principal investigator, the entrepreneurial lead and the mentor. The principal investigator (PI) serves as the technical lead and project manager.
The entrepreneurial lead (EL), typically a postdoctoral researcher, graduate student, or other student, possesses relevant technical knowledge and a deep commitment to investigate the commercial landscape surrounding the innovation. The entrepreneurial lead should also be prepared to support the transition of the technology, should the I-Corps project demonstrate a level of readiness appropriate to leave the academic institution.
The mentor brings entrepreneurial experience and serves as the principal guide in determining the technology disposition.
All three members of the team participate fully in the I-Corps Curriculum.
Team members describe their I-Corps experiences in these videos.
I-CORPS TEAMS SOLICITATION
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.
Read the I-Corps Teams factsheet (PDF, 583 KB).
In addition, the Resources section provides more information about the NSF and I-Corps.
I-CORPS INTRODUCTORY WEBINARS
An introductory webinar will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m., Eastern Time, to answer questions about I-Corps. The webinars will provide updated information about I-Corps contacts, the curriculum, important dates and other aspects of I-Corps.
Please note that the January 2013 webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 8, at the usual time, due to the New Year's Day holiday.
- Access the audio portion of the webinar by phone
888-889-0497 (for callers inside the U.S.) OR
210-839-8288 (for callers outside the U.S.)
Participant passcode: 8376156
You may download the slides in advance--download the slides (PDF, 989 KB).
- Access the visual portion of the webinar, or:
- Copy this address and paste it into your web browser: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mmancusa/join
- Choose whether to install Office Live Meeting or to use the web-based version, Live Meeting Web Access.
- Note: the web-based version works for both PC and Mac users.
- Copy and paste the following information:
If you still cannot enter the meeting, contact support.
Note for First-Time Users: To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.
If you have problems joining the webinar, you can follow the instructions for calling in for the audio portion of webinar.
Please be sure to review the solicitation and factsheet (PDF, 583 KB) before the start of the webinar.
Any I-Corps inquiry may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cognizant program officers for I-Corps are: