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

Apply by March 12, 2024 for the regional program taking place April 2, 5, 12 and 26 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET online.

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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

Info Session: Propelus I-Corps Spring 2024
Feb 27, 10:00 am11:00 am

Learn how the Propelus I-Corps four-week regional program can help you transform your tech or research discovery into a real-world product/service as you develop your skills for innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization through experiential learning. Plus, find out how you can earn a $3,000 NSF grant.

2024 Cleantech Open Northeast Princeton University Lunch & Learn
Mar 7, 1:30 pm3:00 pm

Learn how the accelerator program can help you develop your cleantech venture and how to apply to the accelerator. We welcome entrepreneurs, students, investors, savvy technologists, and those interested in joining our growing cleantech community.

Innovating Together with State Economic Development Authorities
Mar 20, 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Learn about how NSF I-Corps works with State Economic Development Authorities in NJ, PA, DE, & CT connecting programs, resources, and funding to support economic development though tech commercialization and building up the innovation ecosystem in their respective states.

Propelus I-Corps at University of Connecticut
  • Mar 22, 9:30 am3:30 pm
  • Mar 28, 3:00 pm6:00 pm
  • Apr 4, 3:00 pm6:00 pm
  • Apr 11, 3:00 pm6:00 pm

Apply by Feb. 26

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.

Propelus I-Corps at Princeton, Mar-Apr 2024
  • Mar 25, 4:00 pm7:00 pm
  • Mar 27, 4:00 pm7:00 pm
  • Apr 3, 4:00 pm7:00 pm
  • Apr 17, 4:00 pm7:00 pm

Apply by March 4, 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.

Propelus I-Corps, April 2024
  • Apr 2, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • Apr 5, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • Apr 12, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • Apr 26, 9:30 am12:30 pm

Apply by March 12, 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.

Novus at Rutgers-Newark
Apr 10, 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Networking Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by Monday, April 5, 2023.

Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending our Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers-Newark, a half-day introduction to I-Corps.

Novus at NJIT
Apr 12, 11:30 am3:30 pm

Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending our Novus I-Corps Program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), a half-day introduction to I-Corps, followed by optional self-paced coursework.

Sharing successes

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

Pylon Fairings team wins award in national I-Corps program

The Northeast Hub team Pylon Fairings from Lehigh University won the Process Master Award in the national I-Corps Teams program for "using all of the tools that were thrown at them."

Team members: Chris Ruhl, Mohd Hanzla, Arindam Banerjee, Doug Engler

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