Who's it for?
Open to current UNCG and NCAT Undergraduate and Graduate students, Faculty, Staff and recent alumni. Ideally, teams will be complete with at least 3 members – student Entrepreneur Lead (EL), faculty Primary Investigator (PI) and Mentor.
What problem does it solve?
The connection between university laboratories is limited at best when it comes to developing products for the public.
How does it help?
I-Corps puts entrepreneurs in contact with these laboratories at universities such as the UNC Greensboro.
The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) is a federally funded program to help prepare scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. Through I-Corps, NSF grantees learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery and guidance from established entrepreneurs.