The University of Texas at Austin was recently announced as an official I-Corps Node by the National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132472&org=NSF&from=news .
The NSF I-Corps program is a cross-cutting, interdisciplinary grant program that is focused on preparing scientists and engineers to go beyond the laboratory and increase the economic impact of their basic research projects.
For more information about program requirements, please visit the following website:
General I-Corps Team Program:
The 7 week I-Corps program helps three person teams consisting of a PI (previously funded NSF researcher), entrepreneurial lead (graduate or post-doc student) and business mentor evaluate the product-market fit of technologies prior to commercialization. Selected teams will receive a $50,000 grant from the NSF to support travel, early prototyping efforts, and student support related to I-Corps program activities.
The University of Texas at Austin I-Corps Node is offering a free information session to assist researchers in understanding the I-Corps program and to provide guidance in developing suitable teams for NSF I-Corps team grant submissions.
Snacks will be provided. Please contact Mandy Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building (POB), Avaya Auditorium, 2.302
201 24TH ST E, Austin, Texas 78712