DC I-Corps, a new NSF-supported program designed to foster, grow and nurture an innovation ecosystem in the Mid-Atlantic Region, is now accepting applications for its fall cohort, beginning on October 9. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis up until that date. 

Open to research teams and technology entrepreneurs from universities, federal laboratories, agencies and the general community, the free program guides researchers in exploring the commercial potential of their inventions.

Through DC I-Corps, you will:

Significantly improve your chances for SBIR and other grant funding, as well as early stage venture investment;

Work closely with six or more real-world advisors that have startup, venture capital, and technology commercialization experience over a six-week period; and

Come to a clear go or no-go decision regarding the commercial potential of your technology.

The program is geared towards innovations coming from engineering fields, medical/health/life sciences, and physical and computer sciences. DC I-Corps builds upon the successful National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corp program.

The program is jointly offered by the University of Maryland, George Washington University, Virginia Tech, and Johns Hopkins University.

For more information and to apply, technology researchers and entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit www.dcicorps.org.

This is a great program for graduate students and postdocs to explore non-academic career opportunities while also focusing the commercialization pathway of your technology.

via JHU Robotics Industry Day – Johns Hopkins FastForward | Advancing Johns Hopkins Innovation.