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The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps™ Program is a seven week hands-on course that prepares teams of scientists and engineers to identify and access commercial opportunities that can emerge from academic research and gain entrepreneurship skills through customer discovery training and guidance from established entrepreneurs. Participating teams will

  • Acquire entrepreneurship skills and learn commercialization hurdles

  • Gain perspective on the market, industry, and customers

  • Increase their probability of successful commercialization

  • Decrease their commercialization time frame

  • Significantly increase their likelihood of SBIR/STTR funding

Teams that complete the National I-Corps™ Program receive a $50,000 grant to fund further customer discovery.

Phase 0

Phase 0 is an exciting new initiative from the National Science Foundation to support technology teams in their customer discovery journeys.

Learn More about Phase 0