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


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 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 - San Francisco, California
Kickoff (online): September 21-24 (afternoon start September 21)
Web Sessions (online): Thursdays 1 - 4pm ET October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Lessons Learned (online): November 5-6 (noon start November 5)

Fall Cohort #2 - Boston, Massachusetts
Kickoff (online): October 6 - 9 (afternoon start October 6)
Web Sessions (online): Tuesdays 1 - 4pm ET October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10
Lessons Learned (online): November 19 - 20 (noon start November 19)

Fall Cohort #3 - St. Louis, Missouri
Kickoff (online): October 20 - 23 (afternoon start October 20)
Web Sessions (online): Tuesdays 1 - 4pm ET October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24
Lessons Learned (online): December 3 - 4 (noon start time December 3)

Fall Cohort #4 - I-Corps Cohort (SBIR/STTR Awardees ONLY)
Kickoff (online): October 20 - 23 (afternoon start October 20)
Web Sessions (online): Tuesdays 1 - 4pm ET October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24
Lessons Learned (online): December 3 - 4 (noon start time December 3)

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)

 

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