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 Princeton University
Jun 3, 11:30 am3:00 pm

Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending our Novus I-Corps Program at Princeton University, a half-day introduction to I-Corps, co-sponsored by the Northeast I-Corps Hub!

Novus at Rutgers-Health
Jun 4, 9:00 am1:00 pm

A Networking Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by Wednesday, May 29th.

Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending our Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers-Health, a half-day introduction to I-Corps, co-hosted by Rutgers iJOBS, Office of Postdoctoral Advancement, Rutgers Office for Research, and the NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub.

Propelus I-Corps, Summer 2024
  • Jul 15, 12:30 pm3:30 pm
  • Jul 18, 12:30 pm3:30 pm
  • Jul 25, 12:30 pm3:30 pm
  • Aug 8, 12:30 pm3:30 pm

Apply by June 17, 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 at Drexel University
  • Jul 9, 9:00 am12:00 pm
  • Jul 18, 9:00 am12:00 pm
  • Jul 23, 9:00 am12:00 pm
  • Aug 1, 9:00 am12:00 pm

Apply by June 28

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.

Sharing successes

PumpKin team wins SBIR grant

The PumpKin team has been awarded a USDA Phase I SBIR grant. This team aims to increase access to safe and nutritious breast milk through storage technology, diagnostic testing, and by providing reliable, scientific information. They participated in the Propelus I-Corps and national I-Corps Teams programs.

Team members: Justin Silpe, Maggie Moore, Katie Silpe, Bonnie Bassler

Makani Homes wins 1st place in GNEC Pitch Competition

The Makani Homes team won the $10,000 first place prize in the Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC) Main Street Pitch-Off. This team is creating a home-sharing community built for Muslim travelers, where users can share and swap with other Muslim-friendly homes to save on accommodations while traveling.

Team members: Nourin Abubaker, Yara Ourfali

Materium selected for Department of Energy accelerator program

The Materium team has been selected for the Department of Energy's Cradle to Commerce (C2C) accelerator program, which provides access to resources and intellectual property at four national laboratories in the United States. The program will accelerate the team's research and development as they apply advanced artificial intelligence tools to optimize production of clean energy devices such as solar panels.

Team members: Scott Daniel, Ravi Ravindra, Sheldon Fereira

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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
Temple University
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Delaware State University
NJIT
Rowan University
Lehigh University
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