I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course University of Miami

Online Application for the Miami
I-Corps@NCATS Program Now Open

Deadline is March 12, 2021
Free, five-week, fully online course for entrepreneurial researchers engaged in development of novel therapies, diagnostics, processes, and devices.

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About the Program
I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course is an accelerated program based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, the premiere federally-funded innovation and commercialization training in the U.S.

It uses the Lean Launchpad Methodology to focus on customer development and helps you identify the commercial potential for your research or technology.

Why Participate?
Learn how to talk to potential customers, partners, and competitors
Experience the excitement of creating a startup
Develop a workflow and business canvas for your startup
Get post-course support like
SBIR/ STTR grant prep & consults 
Who Should Apply?
This Miami Regional Course is geared toward faculty and researchers from all Florida universities and colleges as well as startups in the community.

Faculty and scientists looking to apply for SBIR/STTR grants are highly encouraged to apply to the course.

You must be a team of at least 2 (or more) consisting of an Entrepreneurial Lead (can be a faculty member or undergraduate, graduate students or postdoctoral scholars who aim to move the research forward) and a Technical Lead (typically a faculty member or senior research scientist with deep and direct expertise in the core research/technology).
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Our participation in the course was tremendously beneficial. As a physician scientist with no prior entrepreneurial experience, the course was an eye-opener. The emphasis on the interviewing process allowed us to determine the magnitude of the need for our delivery system, and who are our true customers.”

Dileep Yavagal, M.D. — Neurology,  Miller School or Medicine

March 26, 2021
1-Hour Orientation Session

April 2, 2021
Kick-Off Meeting (9 AM - 2 PM)

April 5-15, 2021
Virtual Office Hours

April 16, 2021
Midterm Meeting (9 AM - 12 PM)

April 19-29, 2021
Virtual Office Hours

April 30, 2021
Finale (9 AM-12 PM)
Contact Us
Please visit our web page to learn more.
If you have questions about the application process,
please email Director Dr. Suhrud Rajguru,

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