Novus at Rutgers-Camden

Introductory training to learn how to change your focus from the science / technology to the people it benefits and more.
Nov 3, 2023, 9:30 am1:30 pm
Rutgers Univesrity - Camden Campus Student Center 326 Penn Street Multipurpose Room Camden, NJ 08102


Event Description

Light Breakfast and Networking Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by Monday, October 30, 2023.

Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending our Novus I-Corps Program at the Rutgers University - Camden Campus , a half-day introduction to I-Corps, co-sponsored by the Northeast I-Corps HubResearch Office at Rutgers University - Camden and Rutgers Office for Research.

The Novus I-Corps Program at the Rutgers University - Camden Campus program provides an opportunity for individuals and teams with innovations to:

  • Shift the mindset from science and technology to the learning about the people it could benefit
  • Understand how Customer Discovery drives innovation (and gets you out of the building!)
  • Meet local I-Corps Program Leaders and Tech Transfer Officers to guide your journey
  • Learn tips for success from an I-Corps Alumni Panel sharing their experience
  • (Optional) Network with innovation-minded individuals to help form teams or guide your next steps

Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals, including community members and local entrepreneurs, who want to learn how innovation happens at the Rutgers University and potentially join a team.
  • Rutgers University faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, and alumni who are developing a scientific or technical discovery.
  • 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 a 4-week Regional I-Corps Program in Cohort 14 (Jan 2024) and have access to a $3,000 NSF grant to do Customer Discovery.