Benefits of the Program
- LEARN what it takes to commercialize your technology, along with the barriers to adoption and how to overcome them
- DETERMINE the real-world impacts of your research or technology
- EXPAND your network with introductions to potential mentors, customers and investors
- IDENTIFY increased commercial potential for your technologies
- INCREASE your probability for grant success with the credibility I-Corps provides
- SAVE years and money by accelerating your understanding of your product and its market
- ESTABLISH a path to the NSF’s I-Corps national program, which provides grants of $50,000 for I-Corps, and subsequent opportunities for SBIR grants
Who Qualifies for the DC I-Corps Program?
"[The program] taught us to hear the customer first and to design the business model with a customer at the center—if there is no need in the market, even the best innovation will fail."
What Makes a Team