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I-Corps™ 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 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.

I-Corps Cohorts

Winter 2018 Cohorts

Winter Cohort #1 Seattle, WA
Kickoff (on-site): January (arrive 16) 17-19
Web sessions (online): Wednesday 1-4pm ET - January 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21
Lessons Learned (on-site): March 1-2

Winter Cohort #2 Atlanta, GA
Kickoff (on-site): January (arrive 21) 22-24
Web sessions (online): Mondays 1-4pm ET - January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26
Lessons Learned (on-site): March 5-6

Winter Cohort #3 Washington, DC
Kickoff (on-site): January (arrive 28) 29-31
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4pm ET - February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6
Lessons Learned (on-site): March 12-13

Spring 2018 Cohorts

Spring Cohort #1 Los Angeles, CA
Kickoff (on-site): April (arrive 10) 11-13
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4pm ET - April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
Lessons Learned (on-site): May 21-22

Spring Cohort #2 San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Kickoff (on-site): April (arrive 15) 16-18
Web sessions (online): Mondays 1-4pm ET - April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Lessons Learned (on-site): May 31 - June 1

Spring Cohort #3 San Antonio, TX
Kickoff (on-site): April (arrive 24) 25-27
Web sessions (online): Thursdays 1-4pm ET - May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Lessons Learned (on-site): June 7-8

Spring Cohort #4 Indianapolis, IN
Kickoff (on-site): April (arrive 29) 30-May 2
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4pm ET - May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 4
Lessons Learned (on-site): June 11-12

I-Corps Teams Contact

Steven Konsek, telephone: (703) 292-7021, Email: skonsek@nsf.gov