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.

CONSIDERING I-CORPS?
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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


SPRING 2020 COHORTS

Spring 2020 cohorts will be held virtually.

Spring Cohort #1 - Boston, MA
Kickoff (online): March 31 - April 3 (arrive March 31 by 5 pm)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 ET - April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
Lessons Learned (online): May 14-15 (arrive by May 14 to start at 12 pm)

Spring Cohort #2 - Atlanta, GA
Kickoff (online): April 20-23 (arrive April 20 by 5 pm)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 ET - April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27
Lessons Learned (online): June 4-5 (arrive by June 4 to start at 12 pm)

Spring Cohort #3 - San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Kickoff (online): April 27-30 (arrive April 27 by 5 pm)
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4 ET - May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2
Lessons Learned (online): June 10-11 (arrive by June 10 to start at 12pm)

SUMMER 2020 COHORTS

Summer 2020 cohorts will be held virtually. No travel expected. Plan to conduct interviews by phone or video conference. NSF will update I-Corps cohort participants with more information.

Summer Cohort #1 - Los Angeles, California
Kickoff (on-site or online): July 7-10 (arrive July 7 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Thursdays 1-4 ET - July 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13
Lessons Learned (on-site or online): August 20-21 (arrive on August 20 to start at 12pm)

Summer Cohort #2 - Portland, Oregon
Kickoff (on-site or online): July 13-16 (arrive July 13 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 pm ET - July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19
Lessons Learned (on-site or online): August 27-28 (arrive August 27 to start by 12pm)

Summer Cohort #3 - Austin, Texas
Kickoff (on-site or online): July 20-23 (arrive July 20 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Mondays 1-4 ET - July 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24
Lessons Learned (on-site or online): August 31-September 1 (arrive on August 31 to start at 12pm)

Summer Cohort #4 - Washington, DC
Kickoff (on-site or online): August 11-14 (arrive August 11 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Thursdays 1-4 ET - August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17
Lessons Learned (on-site or online): September 24-25 (arrive on September 24 to start at 12pm)

FALL 2020 COHORTS

Fall 2020 cohorts will be held virtually. No travel expected. Plan to conduct interviews by phone or video conference. NSF will update I-Corps cohort participants with more information.

Fall Cohort #1 - San Francisco, California
Kickoff (online): September 21-24 (start time TBA)
Web sessions (online): Thursdays October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Lessons Learned (online): November 5-6 (start time TBA)

Fall Cohort #2 - Boston, Massachusetts
Kickoff (online): October 6-9 (start time TBA)
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10
Lessons Learned (online): November 19-20 (start time TBA)

Fall Cohort #3 - St. Louis, Missouri
Kickoff (online): October 20-23 (start time TBA)
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays October 27; November 3, 10, 17, 24
Lessons Learned (online): December 3-4 (start time TBA)

 

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