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


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

Upcoming cohort: May 16 through June 28 (via canvas and zoom)

May 16 first day of kickoff 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
May 17 second day of kickoff 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

One instructor check in meeting required, and interviews conducted between May 18 through June 23

June 28 finale 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Any questions, contact 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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