I-Corps Nodes are designed to support regional needs for innovation education, infrastructure and research. The Nodes will work cooperatively to build, utilize and sustain a national innovation ecosystem that further enhances the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.
The interconnected nodes of this network may be diverse in research areas, resources, tools, programs, capabilities and in geographic locations, while the network will have the flexibility to grow or reconfigure as needs arise.
I-Corps Nodes will foster understanding on how to:
- Identify, develop and support promising ideas that can generate value,
- Create and implement tools and resources that enhance our nation's innovation capacity,
- Gather, analyze, evaluate and utilize the data and insight resulting from the experiences of the I-Corps Teams, and
- Share and leverage effective innovation practices on a national scale to improve the quality of life for the American public.
I-CORPS NODES SOLICITATION
A full description of the NSF Innovation Corps Regional Nodes, I-Corps proposal instructions and other essential information are available in the I-Corps Nodes solicitation or in the I-Corps Nodes Program FAQ.
An informational webinar will be held on Monday, January 9th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET to answer questions about the I-Corps Nodes program.
Access the audio portion of the webinar by phone:
Dial in numbers: 888-464-1607
Participant passcode: 2392880
Access the visual portion of the webinar (meeting number 743 197 006) online:
For assistance joining the meeting, go to https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/mc and click "Support" on the left navigation bar.
Note for First-Time Users: To check whether you have the appropriate players installed for UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files, go to https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/systemdiagnosis.php.
A short description of the ways I-Corps Nodes will contribute to the National Innovation Network is available, as well as an I-Corps Nodes Factsheet (PDF, 634 KB).
I-CORPS NODES CONTACT
Lydia McClure, telephone: (703) 292-8798, email: firstname.lastname@example.org