The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Sites program enables academic institutions to catalyze teams whose technology concepts are likely candidates for commercialization. The make-up of teams at the Sites is modeled after the composition of I-Corps Teams, and training at the Sites shares the principles of the I-Corps Curriculum.
I-Corps Sites provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants.
With the support and mentorship of the Sites, the teams will learn first-hand about entrepreneurship and explore the transition of their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace. The I-Corps Sites strengthen innovation locally and contribute to the National Innovation Network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. There are approximately 100 active Sites.
I-Corps Sites Solicitation
NSF is not currently accepting proposals for new I-Corps Sites. A new funding opportunity will be available in fall 2019.
NSF will outline how current NSF I-Corps Sites may be eligible for renewal in the next solicitation. To retain eligibility for renewal, Sites that have remaining funds are encouraged to submit no-cost extensions for Site awards. (Awards that have been spent out are not eligible for no-cost extensions).
I-Corps Sites Contact
Pamela McCauley (firstname.lastname@example.org)