Get Started with the I-Corps™ Program

logoFunded by 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 ten I-Corps sites in New England.

We provide training, resources and funding for innovative startups and technologies developed by Brandeis students, faculty and staff.

Benefits of I-Corps

In addition, teams that successfully complete their first fellowship become eligible for Future NSF Funding. Upon meeting all completion criteria, teams are 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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Applications for I-Corps open twice a year. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future opportunities for I-Corps and other Brandeis Innovation programs.

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Types of Projects Encouraged to Apply:

I-Corps teams are interdisciplinary collaborations between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) researchers and business students, focused on commercialization of technologies that show the strongest promise as new products. Our funded teams from recent grant cycles include: 

See the Current and Most Recent I-Corps Teams