I-Corps Regional Program February 2022

  • Feb 28, 2022, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
  • Mar 2, 2022, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
  • Mar 9, 2022, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
  • Mar 23, 2022, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Event Description

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2022

The I-Corps Hub Northeast Region provides grants and training to support team-based customer research aimed at investigating the viability and societal impact of scientific and technological discoveries.

Our four-week program helps researchers explore the customer perspective to inform how a discovery or innovation can become the basis of a successful startup or venture. 

To apply to attend the Regional Program, researchers should form a team of at least two people involved with the scientific or technological discovery. The team must include:

  • an entrepreneurial lead (often a postdoctoral researcher, graduate student or undergraduate) and
  • a technical lead (usually a faculty member)


Training: Four sessions introducing the Lean LaunchPad methodology which focuses on customer discovery research to evaluate the potential of your idea to solve problems and provide value. View the course agenda.

  • Feb 28, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Mar 2, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Mar 9, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Mar 23, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Funding: Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to each selected team and can be used to fund expenses related to customer discovery research, including conferences and marketing tools. 

Resources: Selected teams will receive mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators. Teams may also utilize many other programs offered by the Hub-affiliated institutions.

Follow-on opportunities: Upon completion, teams are eligible for the national NSF I-Corps Teams program which provides an intensive 7-week training course and a $50,000 grant.

Learn more and apply