The I-Corps curriculum provides real-world, hands-on, immersive learning about what it takes to successfully transfer knowledge into products and processes that benefit society. It's not about how to write a research paper, business plan, or NSF proposal. The end 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 chaos and uncertainty of creating successful innovations. Getting out of the laboratory/university is what the effort is about.
This curriculum requires full participation from the entire I-Corps Team. (Each team member must commit to in-depth preparation, attendance at the lectures and workshops, and at least 15 additional hours per week for Customer Discovery.
The I-Corps curriculum is built on a special, accelerated version of Stanford University's Lean LaunchPad course and additional elements designed just for I-Corps grantees. All I-Corps Team members will be required to attend a kick-off workshop at an I-Corps Node to join a series of web-based lectures *, and to present their business pitches at a meeting of I-Corps grantees. All I-Corps Team members also are expected to invest significant effort in their projects outside of the university/laboratory environment.
Participation in the I-Corps curriculum is mandatory.
Important Curriculum Dates and Times:
Spring 2017 - (Fiscal Year 2017, Q3)
Course: Course: March (Arrive 28th) 29-31
On-Line: Thursdays 1-4 Eastern - April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4
Lessons Learned: May (Arrive 10th) 11-12
Course: April (Arrive 2nd) 3-5
On-Line: Mondays 1-4 Eastern - April 10, 17, 24, May 1,8
Lessons Learned: May (Arrive 14th) 15-16
Spring Cohort III (UNAVAILABLE)
Course: April (Arrive 18th) 19-21
On-Line: Wednesdays 1-4 Eastern - April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24
Lessons Learned: May (Arrive 31st) June 1-2
Course: April (Arrive 23rd) 24-26
On-Line: Tuesdays 1-4 Eastern - May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Lessons Learned: June (Arrive 4th) 5-6
Summer 2017 - (Fiscal Year 2017, Q4)
Course: July (Arrive 9th) 10-12
On-Line: Mondays 1-4 Eastern - July 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14
Lessons Learned: August (Arrive 20th) 21-22
Course: July (Arrive 16th) 17-19
On-Line: Tuesdays 1-4 Eastern - July 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22
Lessons Learned: August (Arrive 27th) 28-29
Course: July (Arrive 25th) 26-28
On-Line: Wednesdays 1-4 Eastern - Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Lessons Learned: September (Arrive 6th) Sept 7-8
Course: July (Arrive 30th) 30-Aug 2
On-Line: Thursdays 1-4 Eastern - August 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 7
Lessons Learned: September (Arrive 13th) September 14-15
Fall 2017 - (Fiscal Year 2018, Q1)
Kickoff (on-site): October (arrive 17th) October 18-20
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4 ET - October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21
Lessons Learned (on-site): November (arrive 29th) November 30 - December 1
Kickoff (on-site): October (arrive 22nd) 23-25
Web sessions (online): Mondays 1-4 ET - October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27
Lessons Learned (on-site): December (arrive 3rd) December 4-5
* Tech requirements for weekly, web-based lectures are:
- Processor >2 GHz with latest Windows or Mac OS
- Connection speed greater than 700 kb/sec
- Installed video camera
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