UIC Innovation Information Session: NSF I-Corps Program

Date / Time

February 23, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


UIC Innovation is hosting a Virtual Information Session on Tuesday, February 23, at 1:00 PM CT. Please see registration details below.

The NSF I-Corps program uses experiential learning to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship and starting a business. Participants will be joined by colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to learn how faculty and students can benefit from participating in the I-Corps program and explore how UIC might engage with our peers across the state.

Key benefits of participation in the I-Corps program include:

  • Receive mentoring form local experts
  • Validate market size, value proposition, and customer segment
  • Engae with others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Dramatically improve chances of receiving SBIR awards

Session will include time for discussion at the conclusion of the program.

Speakers for this virtual event include Alex Gorsuch and Jed Taylor from the Illinois I-Corps site and the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) in The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

To register for this information session please click registration link below.



About NSF I-Corps

National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Corps or I-Corps is a public-private partnership program that teaches university faculty and student entrepreneurs with a targeted curriculum to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research and provides entrepreneurship training to participants. For more information, please visit https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/.

About Illinois I-Corps

The Illinois I-Corps site is a collaboration between the Technology Entrepreneur Center in The Grainger College of Engineering, EnterpriseWorks at the Research Park, with participation from the Office of Technology Management, and IllinoisVentures. For more information, please visit https://tec.illinois.edu/programs/icorps.

About UIC Innovation

UIC Innovation unifies the university’s innovation and commercialization portfolio, building a foundation that allows faculty, staff, and students to innovate in the lab, classroom and beyond. As an institution where innovation thrives, UIC Innovation supports technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and corporate partnerships. For more innovation, please visit https://innovation.uic.edu/.

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