Accelerating Technology Commercialization
Illinois I-Corps teaches university faculty and student entrepreneurs to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and provides entrepreneurship training to participants.
HOW TO TRANSFER CUTTING-EDGE
RESEARCH INTO COMMERCIAL SUCCESS
THE NO. 1 REASON THAT STARTUPS FAIL:
BUILDING A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT
SOLVE A CUSTOMER’S NEED.
Successfully commercializing technology takes more than the "if you build it, they will come" approach, and I-Corps can help you identify a successful path forward for your venture. Avoid wasting time, money or social capital in building something that people don't care enough about to buy.
Learn About Illinois I-Corps
The National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program uses experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business or industry requirements and challenges.
Participate in I-Corps Programs
I-Corps programs can teach you how to translate promising ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace.
Mentor a team or learn how to teach the I-Corps and Lean LaunchPad methodology.
AMOUNT OF FUNDING THAT TEAMS HAVE RAISED
$57M: Venture Capital/Angel Investing $21M: SBIR/STTR Funding
NUMBER OF TEAMS THAT HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ILLINOIS I-CORPS
NUMBER OF TEAMS THAT HAVE LAUNCHED OUT OF ILLINOIS I-CORPS
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