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


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 — No longer available
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)

SUMMER 2022 COHORTS

Summer 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.

Summer Cohort #1 — Hosted by the Great Lakes I-Corps Hub Program
Kickoff (online): June 6 – 9 (1:00 pm start on June 6; 10:00 am start on June 7 – 9)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 – 4pm, June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13
Lessons Learned (online): July 21 – 22 (12:00 pm start July 21; 10:00 am start on July 22)

Summer Cohort #2 — Hosted by the Bay Area Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): June 27 – 30 (1:00 pm start on June 27; 10:00 am start on June 28 – 30)
Weekly Sessions (online): Thursdays 1 – 4pm, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4
Lessons Learned (online): August 8 – 9 (12:00 pm start on August 8; 10:00 am start on August 9)

Summer Cohort #3 — Hosted by the New York Regional I-Corps Hub Program
Kickoff (online): July 19 – 22 (1:00 pm start on July 19; 10:00 am start on July 20 – 22)
Weekly Sessions (online): Thursdays 1 – 4pm, July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25
Lessons Learned (online): September 1 – 2 (12:00 pm start on September 1; 10:00 am start on September 2)

Fall 2022 COHORTS

Fall Cohort #1 — Hosted by the Northeast Regional I-Corps Hub Program
Kickoff (online): October 11 – 14 (1:00 pm start on October 11; 10:00 am start on October 12 – 14)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 – 4pm, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16
Lessons Learned (online): November 21 – 22 (12:00 pm start November 21; 10:00 am start on November 22)

Fall Cohort #2 — Hosted by the South Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): October 11 – 14 (1:00 pm start on October 11; 10:00 am start on Oct 12 – 14)
Weekly Sessions (online): Thursdays 1 – 4pm, October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
Lessons Learned (online): November 21 – 22 (12:00 pm start November 21; 10:00 am start on November 22)

Fall Cohort #3 — Hosted by the West Regional I-Corps Hub Program
Kickoff (online): October 25 – 28 (1:00 pm start on October 25; 10:00 am start on October 26 – 28)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 – 4pm, November 2, 9, 16, Tuesday November 22, Wednesday, November 30
Lessons Learned (online): December 8 – 9 (12:00 pm start on December 8; 10:00 am start on December 9)

 

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