The I-Corps Program at USC has wrapped up its Winter 2018 cohort consisting of twelve innovative teams from Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Mechanical Engineering, School of Business, and Physics. We are accepting applications for the Summer 2018 Session. ...17 March, 2018
The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is a suite of activities and programs that aim to:
- Accelerate the transition ideas to the marketplace.
- Encourage collaboration between academia and industry.
- Train students to understand innovation and entrepreneurship.
I-Corps is a public-private partnership program that teaches grantees to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and offers entrepreneurship training to student participants. There are 3 components of the I-Corps program that work together to grow and sustain the national innovation ecosystem.
I-Corps Nodes support regional needs for innovation education, infrastructure and research.
I-Corps Sites nurture and support teams in academic institutions to transition their technology concepts into the marketplace.
I-Corps Teams participate in the seven-week curriculum to learn what it takes to achieve commercial impact of their innovation.