Helping faculty, postdocs, and researchers learn more about commercializing their research.
The National Science Foundation I-Corps Program helps faculty, postdocs, and researchers learn more about commercializing their research or invention. Through I-Corps, researchers can take their innovation to the marketplace.
UND faculty members, postdocs, and researchers participate as a cohort experience with participants across the Great Plains Hub. Each cohort is a five-week commitment. The regional training curriculum explores the commercial potential of deep technology solutions across any industry sector.
The goal of the training is to prepare researchers and scientists to extend their focus beyond the lab and consider the economic and societal impact of their work.
An I-Corps team must be prepared to commit about 8-10 hours per week for the five-week cohort. A team consists of an entrepreneurial lead (EL) and a technical lead (TL) at a minimum.
For more information, visit Great Plains Region I-Corps.
UND Regional Cohort Spring 2024 (Hybrid)
The Regional I-Corps training at the University of North Dakota spans five weeks, offering a blended approach to assess the market potential of your technology. This program is the first being offered at UND and welcomes both researchers and entrepreneurs, the curriculum explores the commercial potential of deep technology solutions across any industry sector. It prepares researchers to extend their focus beyond the lab and consider the economic and societal impact of their work.
Participants in an I-Corps team should allocate roughly 8-10 hours weekly throughout the duration of the five-week program. Each team should include, at the very least, an entrepreneurial lead (EL) and a technical lead (TL).
Great Plains Region I-Corps Hub
The University of North Dakota (UND) is a founding member of the Great Plains I-Corps Hub, led by North Dakota State University (NDSU). The Hub is comprised of six other universities across four states. Additional Hub members include South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, the South Dakota School of Mines, Dakota State University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Nebraska - Omaha.
The Great Plains Hub hosts use immersive, entrepreneurial training focused on helping scientists and researchers examine avenues to propel their research ideas into the market.
Great Plains Region Cohort (Virtual)
Apply for Spring 2024 Great Plains Region Cohort by March 1st, 2024 (Virtual)