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


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)

SUMMER 2021 COHORTS

Summer 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.

Summer Cohort #1 - Hosted by the Bay Area Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): June 8 - 11 (1:00pm start on June 8)
Weekly Sessions (online): Thursdays 1 - 4pm, June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15
Lessons Learned (online): July 22 - 23 (12:00pm start on July 22)

Summer Cohort #2 - Hosted by the New England Regional I-Corps Node Program
Kickoff (online): June 28 - July 1 (1:00pm start on June 28)
Weekly Sessions (online): Wednesdays 1 - 4pm, July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4
Lessons Learned (online): August 11 - 12 (12:00pm start on August 11)

 

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