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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A full description of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Teams, I-Corps Teams proposal instructions and other essential information are available in the I-Corps Teams Solicitation and Teams FAQ. To start your application, please use the NSF I-Corps Teams Executive Summary Form.

 

I-CORPS COHORTS


WINTER 2021 COHORTS

Winter 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.

Winter Cohort #1 - New York, New York
Kickoff (online): January 12 - 15 (afternoon start January 12)
Web Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 - 4pm ET January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17
Lessons Learned (online): February 22 - 23 (noon start February 22)

Winter Cohort #2 - Atlanta, Georgia
Kickoff (online): January 19 - 22 (afternoon start January 19)
Web Sessions (online): Thursdays 1 - 4pm ET January 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25
Lessons Learned (online): March 4 - 5 (noon start March 4)

Winter Cohort #3 - Los Angeles, California
Kickoff (online): February 1 - 4 (afternoon start Feb 1)
Web Sessions (online): Tuesdays 1 - 4pm ET February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9
Lessons Learned (online): March 15 - 16 (noon start March 15)

SPRING 2021 COHORTS

Spring 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.

Spring Cohort #1
Kickoff (online): March 29 - April 1 (1:00 pm start on March 29)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 - 4 pm, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5
Lessons Learned (online): May 10 - 11 (12:00 pm start on May 10)

Spring Cohort #2
Kickoff (online): April 20 - 23 (1:00 pm start on April 20)
Weekly Sessions (online): Thursdays 1 - 4 pm, April 29, May 6; Wednesday 1 - 4 pm May 12; Thursdays 1 - 4 pm, May 20, 27
Lessons Learned (online): June 3 - 4 (12:00 pm start on June 3)

Spring Cohort #3
Kickoff (online): April 26 - 29 (1:00 pm start on April 26)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 - 4 pm, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2
Lessons Learned (online): June 10 - 11 (12:00 pm start on June 10)

Spring Cohort #4 is tentative at this time – we will provide information as soon as it is available.

 

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