The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program uses experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business or industry requirements and challenges.
The NSF I-Corp @Rensselaer can help you (1) explore commercialization, (2) fund development of an MVP, (3) strengthen the commercialization plan of your grant. We offer short 3-week programs as well as more in-depth customized experiences. Funding up to $5,000/team is available and participation makes you eligible for a $50,000 NSF Teams grant (https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/teams.jsp
We ask the entrepreneurial lead (EL) for the project to fill out this form. You will be contacted by a member of the program to discuss your project and whether it is right for the I-Corps program.