NSF I-Corps Hub Northeast Region

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Transform your discovery

I-Corps helps researchers explore how to transition discoveries into benefits for society.

Apply for Propelus I-Corps

We host four-session training programs online and in-person at universities throughout the Northeast region. Summer 2024 Cohort dates: July 15, 18, 25, and August 8. Applications due by June 17.


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We host a variety of events and programs for innovators at all stages, whether you're far along in your innovation journey or you're just getting started.


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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

Novus at UConn, April 2024
Apr 19, 11:30 am1:30 pm

The Accelerate UConn Novus workshop will provide teams with information on the NSF I-Corps methodology, give a sneak peek into what is taught in our Propelus program, and explain funding opportunities.

NSF I-Corps Info Session at Mercer County Community College
Apr 23, 12:00 pm12:45 pm

Find out how you can transform your discovery or innovation into the basis of a successful startup or venture and earn an NSF grant of up to $3,000 through the NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub – join us for a lunch & learn at Mercer County Community College - West Windsor Campus at the Student Center, room SC125.

Lunch will be served so please RSVP by April 19.

Entrepreneurship Essentials: Go to Market Strategy
Apr 24, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Are you a scientist, researcher, or innovator with a brilliant idea that could revolutionize your field and make an impact in the world? Join us for an informative Entrepreneurship Essentials discussion on Go To Market Strategy.

Propelus I-Corps at Rutgers University
  • May 23, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • May 30, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • Jun 6, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • Jun 20, 9:30 am12:30 pm

Apply by April 21, 2024

Our four-session Propelus program helps researchers explore the customer perspective to inform how a discovery or innovation can become the basis of a successful startup or venture. This program will take place in-person and online at the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus.

Sharing successes

BlinkLab lists on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

The researchers behind BlinkLab, an app that turns an ordinary mobile phone into a device for conducting neurobehavioral evaluations, have listed their company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Australia's largest stock exchange which allows companies and trusts to issue securities (such as shares) to the general public in order to raise funds.

Team members: Henk-Jan Boele, Rachel Tam, Seth Sherry, Peter Boele, Bas Koekkoek, Anton Uvarov

Lambent Data selected for healthcare accelerator

The Lambent Data team has been chosen for the highly selective Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator (WCBA). Over the next six months, they will engage with healthcare practitioners, public servants, mentors, investors, WCBA staff, and fellow entrepreneurs in the fast-growing healthcare eco-system that is based in Westchester County, New York. Read the press release.

Team member: Kirsten Hund Blair

Latent Knowledge de-risks business, looks forward to growth in 2024

"After a successful Demo Day presentation, Latent Knowledge has completed their time at Techstars in Sydney, Australia. In addition, several leading institutions and organizations will be rolling the product out globally. Latent Knowledge has also been invited to apply for Boeing Aerospace Xelerated, a funded accelerator for software startups delivered by The Boeing Company from their London office.

Team member: James Reilly

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The I-Corps Northeast Hub

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

University of Delaware
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Princeton University
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Delaware State University
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