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Illinois I-Corps: Next Cohort Begins Nov. 14--Apply Now!

Event Type
Professional Development
entrepreneurship, faculty grants, nsf, research
Technology Entrepreneur Center and Research Park
EnterpriseWorks at Research Park
Nov 14, 2018   All Day
Howard Gerwin

Do you want $2,000 to increase the impact of your research? Do you have an interesting research idea and want to explore commercializing it?


The next cohort for Illinois I-Corps Introduction to Customer Discovery program is forming up now and will begin on Wednesday, November 14th!


Faculty and students working on STEM-related technology can participate in the I-Corps Introduction to Customer Discovery program.  The program consists of 3 workshops over 6 weeks. Teams work to understand what value their innovation delivers and to whom.  The Illinois I-Corps Site offers 4 cohorts a year (2 per semester) on a rolling submission application cycle. Selected teams will receive up to $2,000 to facilitate the customer discovery process for their innovation. The grant covers travel and prototyping costs.


Upon completion of the program, teams are in position to apply to the National I-Corps program where they receive $50,000 dollars and participate in a rigorous 7-week program, or possibly apply for an SBIR award.


To learn more, visit the TEC Website or contact Howard Gerwin (howar@illinois.edu)


To apply for Cohort #22 or other future Cohorts, click here

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