Healthcare Propelus I-Corps

Make real-world impact with your healthcare innovation by turning it into a product/service to benefit society.
  • Sep 14, 2023, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • Sep 19, 2023, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • Sep 26, 2023, 9:30 am12:30 pm
  • Oct 10, 2023, 9:30 am12:30 pm


Event Description

Apply by August 23, 2023.

This 4-week Healthcare Propelus I-Corps program will take place September 14, 19, 26, October 10, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (Tues/Thurs mornings).

Take your novel ideas to the next level by understanding how your health-related research discovery or medtech innovation can create value in society. 

  • Learn who could benefit from the commercialization of your technology.
  • Deepen your connections to the market ecosystem.
  • Develop your skills for innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization through experiential learning.

Applicants are expected to be focusing on an innovation or idea that generally relates to healthcare technologies including biological technologies, biomedical technologies, digital health, human computer interaction, medical devices, and pharmaceutical technologies. If your innovation doesn't fall into one of these categories, you may submit an application to the traditional Propelus program, which takes place approximately every two months. Check our events page for upcoming dates.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Hub: Northeast Regional program provides specialized training and grants of up to $3,000 to teams interested in exploring the commercial viability of their ideas for products and businesses that are based on their own inventions, University intellectual property, or any STEM-related technology.


  • TRAINING: Four sessions introduce 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.
  • FUNDING: Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to each team and can be used to fund customer-discovery expenses such as travel to conferences & trade shows, patient advocacy groups, and LinkedIn Premium
  • RESOURCES: Teams will receive mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators. Teams may also access other programs offered by 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.