Do you have an invention, innovation or idea that can make an impact outside of academia? The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program provides entrepreneurial training to teams of researchers, students, and mentors to explore the commercial potential of their research or innovation.
Teams learn and utilize the I-Corps Lean Launchpad approach to connect with potential customers, look into commercialization, and explore their market, competitors, and industry.
The Desert and Pacific I-Corps Hub was recently awarded and is a collaboration between seven institutions in Arizona, Nevada, Hawai’i, California, and Idaho.
Boise State University’s Lead Faculty/Staff
- Rick Ritter – College of Business and Economics
- Kent Neupert – College of Business and Economics
- Cara Van Sant – Venture College, College of Innovation + Design
- Brett Adkins – Office of Technology Transfer
Benefits of Participating
Students, faculty and staff interested in launching their innovation are encouraged to participate. Teams will have access to a business mentor, if interested, and will receive $3,000 to explore the business landscape surrounding their idea.
Participating in I-Corps will help participants build their entrepreneurial skills, write stronger grants and SBIR/STTR proposals, and discover the market opportunity of their innovation. Participants will also be eligible to apply for a $50,000 I-Corps team grant.
When and Where
4-week virtual cohorts will begin with an orientation session on January 27, 2023, and additional cohorts will run throughout the year. Stipends are available.
- Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12-1 pm MST (Zoom)
Join Tech Launch Arizona and the rest of the Desert and Pacific Region I-Corps Hub via Zoom for an information session for anyone interested in participating in the upcoming I-Corps cohort.
- Required Orientation: Friday, January 27, 2023 at 12-1 pm MST
- Four-Week Training Dates: Every Friday, February 3- February 24, 2023 at 12-3 pm MST
For more information, contact Brett Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.