NSF I-Corps Hub Northeast Region

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Transform your discovery

  • Explore the value to society of your research 
  • Engage with mentors and experienced entrepreneurs
  • Accelerate your discovery’s impact through a startup or new venture

Apply for I-Corps

Apply to attend Propelus, our 4-session I-Corps training program Sept 29, Oct 4, 13 and 20 from 4 pm to 7 pm ET online. Deadline to apply: Sept 8, 5 pm ET.

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Rutgers University student Sherifat Alaka illuminates fingerprint samples with a special light, while observed by Kimberlee Sue Moran, associate teaching professor and director of forensics. Rutgers is one of two partner institutions in the new Innovation-Corps (I-Corps) Northeast Hub hub funded by the National Science Foundation to foster startups based on university research. Photo credit: ©2020 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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Events and Upcoming Regional Programs

Innovating Together: Merck Digital Sciences Studio and I-Corps Northeast Hub
Aug 25

Lean how how NSF I-Corps and the Merck Digital Sciences Studio can help you bring your technology closer to solving real-world problems, follow-on funding, and impacting lives! Whether you're far along in your…

Novus I-Corps program
Sep 8

Learn about the impact your research could have for societal benefit!

Who Should Attend

All faculty, students, and researchers at Temple University or Drexel University, as well as local entrepreneurs with a technology innovation, are welcome to attend. Come learn about the commercial potential of your technology! If you don't have…

Propelus I-Corps Regional Program September 2022
  • Sep 29
  • Oct 4
  • Oct 13
  • Oct 20

Apply by September 8 at 5 p.m. Propelus is our four-session program that trains university innovators to conduct team-based customer research aimed at investigating the viability and societal impact of scientific and technological discoveries.

I-Corps Regional Program November 2022
  • Nov 7
  • Nov 9
  • Nov 16
  • Nov 30

Through the program, we provide training and grants to support team-based customer research aimed at investigating the viability and societal impact of scientific and technological discoveries.

Our four-session program helps researchers explore the customer perspective to inform how a discovery or innovation can become the basis of a…

The I-Corps Northeast Hub

The NSF I-Corps Hub: Northeast Region is made up of eight universities, with new affiliates added annually. Note: Participants in Hub programs do NOT need to be affiliated with a Hub member university.  

Princeton University
University of Delaware
Lehigh University
Rutgers University
Rowan University
Delaware State University
Temple University

I-Corps Northeast Map

This map shows the location of the the eight universities in the I-Corps Northeast Regional Hub

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