The National Science Foundation Regional I-Corps Program uses experiential learning to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship and foundational practices to commercializing their research. Through I-Corps, researchers can take their innovation to the marketplace.
NDSU faculty members, postdocs, and researchers participate as a cohort experience with participants across the Great Plains Hub. Each cohort is a five-week commitment. The regional training curriculum explores the commercial potential of deep technology solutions across any industry sector.
The goal of the training is to prepare researchers and scientists to extend their focus beyond the lab and consider the economic and societal impact of their work.
An I-Corps team must be prepared to commit about 8-10 hours per week for the five-week cohort. A team consists of an entrepreneurial lead (EL), a technical lead (TL), and an industry mentor (IM).
For more information, visit Great Plains Region I-Corps.