TEAMS


The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Teams have three primary members: the technical lead, the entrepreneurial lead and the I-Corps mentor. All three members of the team participate fully in the I-Corps Curriculum, which provides real-world, hands-on, immersive learning about what it takes to successfully transfer knowledge into products and processes that benefit society. Approximately 20 to 30 teams will participate together in the curriculum as part of an I-Corps Cohort. Dates for upcoming cohorts are below.

The I-Corps Curriculum is not about how to write a research paper, business plan or NSF proposal. The 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 uncertainty and excitement of creating successful innovations. Getting out of the university laboratory to explore the commercial potential is what the effort is about.

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I-CORPS COHORTS


FALL 2021 COHORTS

Fall 2021 cohorts will be held virtually. No travel is expected. Please plan to conduct interviews by phone or video conference. NSF will update the I-Corps cohort participants with more information. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Fall Cohort #1 — Hosted by the New York City Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): October 4 - 7 (1:00 pm start on October 4)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 - 4 pm, October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10
Lessons Learned (online): November 18 - 19 (12:00 pm start on November 18)

Fall Cohort #2 — Hosted by the Midwest Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): October 25 - 28 (1:00 pm start on October 25)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 - 4 pm, November 3, 10, 17; Tuesday, November 23; Wednesday, December 1
Lessons Learned (online): December 9 - 10 (12:00 pm start on December 9)

WINTER 2022 COHORTS

Winter 2022 cohorts will be held virtually. No travel is expected. Please plan to conduct interviews by phone or video conference. NSF will update the I-Corps cohort participants with more information. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Winter Cohort #1 — Hosted by the Atlanta Regional I-Corps South Node Program
Kickoff (online): January 10 – 13 (1:00 pm start on January 10)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 – 4 pm, January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16
Lessons Learned (online): February 22 – 23 (12:00 pm start on February 22)

Winter Cohort #2 — Hosted by the West Regional I-Corps Hub Program
Kickoff (online): February 7 – 10 (1:00 pm start on February 7)
Weekly Sessions (online): Thursdays 1 – 4 pm, February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17
Lessons Learned (online): March 24 – 25 (12:00 pm start on March 24)

Winter Cohort #3 — Hosted by the Upstate New York Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): February 28 – March 3 (1:00 pm start on February 28)
Weekly Sessions (online): Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm, March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5
Lessons Learned (online): April 11 – 12 (12:00 pm start on April 11)

SPRING 2022 COHORTS

Spring 2022 cohorts will be held virtually. No travel is expected. Please plan to conduct interviews by phone or video conference. NSF will update the I-Corps cohort participants with more information. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Spring Cohort #1 — Hosted by the Southwest Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): March 14 – 17 (1:00 pm start on March 14)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 – 4 pm, March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20
Lessons Learned (online): April 25 – 26 (12:00 pm start on April 25)

Spring Cohort #2 — Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Regional I-Corps Hub Program
Kickoff (online): April 4 – 7 (1:00 pm start on April 4)
Weekly Sessions (online): Thursdays 1 – 4 pm, April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12
Lessons Learned (online): May 19 – 20 (12:00 pm start on May 19)

Spring Cohort #3 — Hosted by the Bay Area Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): April 25 – 28 (1:00 pm start on April 25)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesday 1 – 4 pm, May 4; Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31
Lessons Learned (online): June 6 – 7 (12:00 pm start on June 6)

Spring Cohort #4 — Hosted by the New England Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): May 16 – 19 (1:00 pm start on May 16)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 – 4 pm, May 25; June, 1, 8, 15, 22
Lessons Learned (online): June 27 – 28 (12:00 pm start on June 27)

 

I-CORPS TEAMS CONTACT
Ruth Shuman (rshuman@nsf.gov)