Across the country, Hubs will implement the I-Corps™ program in the research community by creating a network of universities that help support researchers learn how to translate fundamental research to the marketplace.
I-Corps Hubs, comprised of a Principal and at least two Partner institutions, have four main activities:
- Train scientists and engineers to investigate the industrial marketplace using the principles of the scientific method.
- Enable institutions throughout the nation to incorporate structured training and support processes in their infrastructure and offerings and develop a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial culture.
- Form and invite multidisciplinary teams to participate in entrepreneurial training and community building.
- Revise and improve operations continuously in a culture of thoughtful experimentation, rapid feedback, and rigorous analysis, providing value to the nation.
NOTE: The I-Corps Hubs solicitation replaces the archived Node and Site solicitations (NSF 17-533 and 16-547, respectively).