I-Corps at Innovate Springfield

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Date(s) - July 2, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Innovate Springfield


I-Corps at Innovate Springfield

NOTE: The dates listed below are NEW since the original calendar entry post.

Dates: July 2, July 23, August 13 — 10:00am to 1pm (working lunch provided)
Location: Innovate Springfield · 15 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Second Floor · Springfield, Illinois

The NSF I-Corps program teaches researchers and entrepreneurs how to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic, medical, or corporate research and also provides entrepreneurship and customer discovery training to participants. Over three modules, participants will meet to discuss work they have done before and between meetings as they explore their customer segments, value propositions, and idea validation. 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 perhaps apply for an SBIR award.

Application Information:

  • Apply online by May 31, 2019.
  • Spaces are limited and an application is required.
  • At least one person from each team must attend all three modules.
  • Applicants are notified 4-5 weeks prior to date of first module.

This I-Corps Summer Cohort is hosted by Innovate Springfield in partnership with the Midwest I-Corps Node and the Illinois University Incubator Network (IUIN), which is led by EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois Research Park.