Funded by the The National Science Foundation (NSF), the I-Corps program prepares scientists to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, accelerating the economic and societal benefits of basic research. Brandeis University is one of four I-Corps sites in Massachusetts.
We provide training, resources and funding for innovative startups and technologies developed by Brandeis students, faculty and staff.
Benefits of I-Corps:
Support with Research:
The Office of Technology Licensing provides support in the form of mentor introductions, training sessions and curriculum management.
Customer Discovery Funding:
Funding up to $3,000 is provided to each team for expenses related to customer discovery and modest amounts of equipment or materials.
Eligibility for Future NSF Funding:
Teams that successfully complete the I-Corps training then become eligible to apply to the NSF I-Corps Teams Program to receive additional support - in the form of mentoring and funding (up to $50,000) - to accelerate the translation of knowledge derived from fundamental research into emerging products and services that can attract subsequent third-party funding.
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