2017 CTSI Introduction to Customer Discovery Course Application
2017 Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Introduction to Customer Discovery Course
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana CTSI/NSF Midwest I-Corps Introduction to Customer Discovery is a medical and health care focused program to help participating researchers and clinicians discover the commercial potential of their innovations. The program is based on the national NSF I-Corps Program, which has enabled over 1000 teams, from universities across the United States, move their ideas to impact.

Pre-Training Webinar: October 3
On-site Workshops: October 19-20 and November 17
Midpoint Webinar: Week of October 30

*Participation at all events is REQUIRED.*

First Name
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Last Name
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Have you ever received or been funded by a grant award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) relevant to the proposed innovation within the past 5 years?
University Affiliation
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Project Information
Three roles comprise the teams for Introduction to Customer Discovery (ICD):
1. Technical Lead (TL)
Faculty or grad student researcher who has obtained or worked under the initial grant or other support that enabled the technology to advance.

2. Entrepreneurial Lead (EL)
A grad student or post-doc with relevant knowledge of the technology and a deep commitment to investigate the commercial landscape surrounding the innovation.

3. Industry Mentor (IM) – Optional, but strongly encouraged
An experienced entrepreneur with startup or other
experience in transitioning technology out of the lab and into the marketplace.

Technical Lead Name
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Technical Lead Email
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Entrepreneurial Lead Name
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Entrepreneurial Lead Email
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Industry Mentor Name
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Industry Mentor Email
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Project Name
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Provide a brief summary of the innovation
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Provide a brief description of the potential commercial impact of the innovation
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Provide a brief description of the current commercialization status for the innovation
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