Why I-Corps?

67% of startups fail from a lack of customers—they built something that no one wants. I-Corps™ offers researchers and scientists $50,000 team grants to test the commercial viability of their innovation.

Get Started

I-Corps™ is fast-paced and rigorous; teams are pushed, challenged, and questioned to learn whether or not their ideas are worth pursuing. Ready to move your innovation out of the lab and into the market?

Find A Program

Southwest I-Corps™ offers programs to engage your team in the customer discovery process, establish product-market fit, validate your business model and improve your odds for commercial success.

Stay Informed

Stories of invention, innovation and research: meet I-Corps™ teams and dig into game-changing technologies. Plus gather insider insight into the success of I-Corps™ and the future of NSF-funded research.