DC I-Corps is designed to be a regional program, meant to foster and grow the wealth of knowledge in the greater Washington, DC and mid-Atlantic area. For the DC I-Corps program, you do not need prior NSF funding. We encourage faculty at regional universities, researchers at federal labs, and technology entrepreneurs from the general community to apply to this program. The NSF I-Corps program requires that the lead faculty member (PI) have an NSF lineage. The National Program also provides $50K in grant money to complete the program, whereas the DC I-Corps program does not.
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Does the entire team have to attend the on-site training sessions & participate in the WebEx calls once a week?
Yes, all members of the team need to be involved in the entire process, including both onsite programs and the WebEx calls.
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We strongly encourage university and federal lab participants to speak with their Tech Transfer offices and/or patent attorneys prior to attending the program. There is the potential that IP information could be disclosed during the course of this program, although it is highly discouraged and should not be necessary.