NSF I-Corps

The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded basic research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. I-Corps teams participate in a seven-week program that helps systematically identify and address knowledge gaps to understand the most appropriate path forward for their technology concept. The NSF provides each successful team with a $50,000 award which supports the team’s participation in the curriculum and their customer discovery work.  Each team completes 100 interviews with stakeholders and customers to learn more about the potential market for their innovation. The curriculum for D2P’s cohort programming is aligned with the NSF I-Corps program, and participating in the Innovation to Market or Igniter programs is great preparation for UW–Madison teams considering I-Corps. D2P’s Innovation and Commercialization Specialists are also available to join accepted NSF I-Corps teams in a mentoring capacity. Contact us to learn more.

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UW–Madison NSF I-Corps news

  • D2P supports UW Elektrifi team in prestigious NSF I-Corps program

    D2P is proud to be working with Ashray Manur and the Sustainable Microgrids Partnership on the National Science Foundations’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program. NSF I-Corps is a prestigious national award that helps researchers translate their …

  • Campus Lunch and Learn this Friday on NSF I-Corps

    The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded basic research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. Teams that successfully complete the program receive a $50,000 …