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I-Corps@NCATS Short Course

The UR CTSI and Ain Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation previously hosted an I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course, designed to provide biomedical scientists, clinician scientists, and engineers with a new approach to accelerating the translation of their discoveries from the lab to clinical practice. Information on future courses is forthcoming.

Who attended?

The I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course was for teams of faculty, postdocs, and students with biomedical innovations or ideas.

Course Description

The free, virtual course will helped you connect with potential customers for your research projects, protocol, service or prototype, and will help you:

  • determine the commercial viability of your innovation;
  • develop a successful business case for securing funding;
  • expand your network of innovation partners, mentors and potential collaborators;
  • develop a new way of thinking about how to value the impact of your research; and
  • leverage funding to support customer discovery for selected teams.

The I-Corps@NCATS program, which is supported by the National Center for Advancing Clinical and Translational Science, is based on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, the premier federally-funded innovation and commercialization training in the U.S. Course graduates receive NSF lineage and can apply to other NSF grant awards, including the National I-Corps Team program, which carries a grant award up to $50,000. Previous NSF funding is not required to apply. 

Previous Course Instructors

Mark W. Wilson
Mark W. Wilson, M.S.
Simon Business School,
University of Rochester

Nate Hafer
Nate Hafer, Ph.D.
Chan Medical School,
University of Massachusetts

David Eilers
David Eilers
Whitman School of Management,
Syracuse University