NSF I-Corps program Information

posted May 27, 2012, 7:59 PM by PROMISE AGEP

Synopsis of Program:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds

upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies,

products and processes that benefit society.


In order to jumpstart a national innovation ecosystem, NSF is establishing the NSF Innovation Corps (NSF ICorps).

The NSF I-Corps' purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support - in

the form of mentoring and funding - to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding.


The purpose of the NSF I-Corps grant is to give the project team access to resources to help determine the

readiness to transition technology developed by previously-funded or currently-funded NSF projects. The outcome

of the I-Corps projects will be threefold: 1) a clear go/no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2)

should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan to do so, and 3) a technology demonstration for

potential partners.




A webinar will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2PM, Eastern Time, to answer questions about I-Corps. The webinars will provide updated information about the I-Corps Mentor Network, the curriculum, and other aspects of I-Corps.

  1. Access the audio portion of the webinar by phone
    888-889-0497 (for callers inside the U.S.) OR

    210-839-8288 (for callers outside the U.S.)

    Participant passcode: 8376156

    You may download the slides in advance -- download the slides (PDF).
  2. Access the visual portion of the webinar at https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mmancusa/join?id=9P5SC3&role=attend&pw=p5f%28M%2CX%24r, or:

If you still cannot enter the meeting, contact support.