Novus at Rutgers, New Brunswick

Introductory workshop/training/networking to learn how to change your focus from the science/technology to the people it benefits.
Feb 16, 2024, 9:00 am1:00 pm
Rutgers University - Hatchery Innovation Studio. 169 College Ave The Hatchery, Alexander Library (Lower Level) New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Event Description

Light Breakfast and Networking Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by Friday, February 9, 2024.

Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending our Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers University, an introduction to I-Corps, co-sponsored by the Northeast I-Corps Hub, Rutgers Office for Research., and the Hatchery Innovation Studio.

The Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers University 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 and teams from any Rutgers University campus are invited)

  • Rutgers University faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, and alumni who are developing a scientific or technical discovery.
  • Individuals, including students, community members, local entrepreneurs and startup founders, who want to learn about innovation at Rutgers and potentially be matched to 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 poised to succeed in a future 4-week Regional I-Corps Program gaining access to a $3,000 NSF grant to do Customer Discovery.