Medical Device Regional Program (Virtual)
Winter 2022

Do you have a new idea or technology? Want to refine your innovation and develop a business plan for your idea?

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) enables teams of scientists, researchers and engineers to explore the commercial potential of their research or innovation. By learning how to assess commercialization opportunities, teams gain a better understanding of their market, customers, competitors and industry.

Startups will engage with and receive feedback from nationally-certified instructors from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

Program Outcomes

•  Conduct early stage market research for your idea
•  Engage and connect with other innovation teams
•  Discover new insights for your technology
•  Qualify and prepare for application to the NSF national I-Corps programs (acceptance into the national program includes a $50,000 award)
•  Increase the potential success rate for future SBIR/STTR funding submissions

Program Dates

January 24  •  11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

January 31  •  11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

February 7  •   11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

February 14  •   11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

February 21  •   11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

February 28  •   11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

March 7  •   11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

March 14  •   11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

March 21  •   11:00 am – 2:00 pm CT

*This program will be delivered in a virtual format.

Team Composition

Teams must meet the following criteria:
•  At least two team members
•  Technical proficiency of research or innovation
•  Attend the opening and closing sessions and review recorded materials every week
•  Rights to practice intellectual property (university ownership component preferred)
•  Commitment to complete a minimum of 30 customer interviews over the course of the program

Learn More & Apply

Interested teams should review program details apply by January 14 at Teams will be interviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Space is limited, so early application is encouraged.

For questions, please reach out to