Coming Up: Innovation Corps NSF Workshop Series

by Husky Innovate

Are you interested in taking your innovative idea, technology or processes commercial? Husky Innovate is hosting a Summer 2021 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop series designed to help participants advance their research ideas toward additional funding or outside adoption.

Entrepreneurially minded graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community teams are invited to join the I-Corps Michigan Tech Site Program’s Lean Startup fall cohort. The site program is structured around lean startup teaching methods and principles used by NSF’s national I-Corps program, which fosters entrepreneurship based in technology commercialization.

Michigan Tech and affiliate institution teams who complete the five-week workshop and customer discovery process are eligible for a $2,500 mini grant for continued customer discovery and prototyping supplies, and continued participation in the I-Corps program, which includes $50,000 in funding and additional training.

Participation in the workshop can lead to qualification for research and other funding from several granting agencies, including the NSF I-Corps and SBIR/STTR/PFI programs and various state and regional programs.

Past participants have reported that they saved time and money by better understanding potential applications of their technology, experienced improved engagement with teams and improved their ability to receive add-on funding.

Our summer cohort will meet online via Zoom on the following dates:
• Aug. 23, 4-8 p.m.
• Aug. 30, 4-6 p.m.
• Sept. 13, 4-6 p.m.
• Sept. 20, 4-8 p.m.

To participate, please register online. After registration is complete, a Zoom link will be sent via a Google Calendar invite.