Novus I-Corps at Delaware State University

Nov 16, 2022, 11:00 am2:00 pm
Bank of America Building Room 309, 1200 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Individuals and teams from all Delaware State University and University of Delaware campuses


Event Description

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

The Novus I-Corps @ Delaware State University program provides an opportunity for individuals and teams with innovations to:

  1. Shift the mindset from science and technology to the learning about the people it could benefit
  2. Understand how Customer Discovery drives innovation (and gets you out of the building!)
  3. Meet local I-Corps Program Leaders and Tech Transfer Officers to guide your journey
  4. Learn tips for success from an I-Corps alumni Panel sharing their experience
  5. (Optional) Network with others to form teams

Who Should Attend

Individuals and teams from all Delaware State University and University of Delaware campuses are invited

  • Delaware State University and University of Delaware faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and/or undergraduates who are developing a scientific or technical discovery
  • Individuals who want to learn how innovation happens at Delaware State University and potentially join a team
  • Student Organization / Program leaders who want to learn more about how I-Corps can benefit their members


  • TRAINING: Three-hour training introducing the I-Corps Lean LaunchPad approach to evaluating technologies through customer-discovery research, focused on identifying the technology’s potential for development in a startup or other venture.
  • NETWORKING: Build relationships with local I-Corps program leaders to get guidance and support. Individuals can form teams to be eligible to apply for the Regional I-Corps program.
  • PREPARATION: Attendees will be prepared to begin a journey of Customer Discovery with their own team or with a team they newly created.
  • FOLLOW-ON OPPORTUNITIES: Attendees can be fast-tracked to the 4-week Regional I-Corps Program in Cohort 5 or 6 ($3,000 NSF grant to do Customer Discovery).