NSF I-Corps at FAU

The NSF I-Corps at FAU regional cohort curriculum is a four-week program for faculty and student teams interested in grant proposals from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and/or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), professional development, developing and/or commercializing their research.

This course consists of a kickoff workshop, customer discovery interviews, an SBIR/STTR grant overview and a one-day finale workshop.

Participants walk away with:

  • Funding for travel to conferences and symposiums
  • SBIR/STTR Grant Support
  • Eligibility to apply for a $50,000 National I-Corps grant for continued customer discovery
  • Skills for qualitative data gathering
  • Introduction to the business model canvas
  • Path to develop research innovation and potential customers
  • Prerequisite to FAU's Tech Runway Venture Class

WHEN


Cohorts run multiple times per year during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Upcoming cohort: September 21 through October 27

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on September 21 and September 22, 2022, held virtually

One instructor check in meeting: September 26 through October 24

Finale: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on October 27, held virtually

WHERE


Virtually programmed

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Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Any questions, contact Regina Thompson at icorps@fau.edu.

NSF I-Corps at FAU is part of the FAU Innovation and Business Development pipeline. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/innovation-and-business-development. Click on "request info" to get started.


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