The Upstate New York I-Corps Node, part of the National Innovation Network of NSF-funded researchers from I-Corps, is offering a free short course at Syracuse University Libraries in October 2019. Applications are now being accepted for the free two-week course that is being jointly coordinated through the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, the Syracuse University Office of Tech Transfer, and the Syracuse University Innovation Law Center + NYS Science and Law Technology Center. Individual researchers, or teams of up to three people, are eligible to apply online for participation, and eight teams will be accepted.
A direct link to the program at Syracuse University is here.
The course will be taught by experienced faculty and mentors from the Upstate New York I-Corps Node, which acts as a hub for commercialization training in the Northeast, connecting researchers to valuable resources through national and regional I-Corps programming. Participants will learn how to acquire and apply information from the marketplace, customer interviews, and industry partners to their initiative. Light meals are included.
Participation in this course helps better position researchers for NSF and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding opportunities. Teams who successfully complete the short course can also earn NSF lineage, which is needed to apply to the national I-Corps Teams program.
Syracuse University course dates are:
- Session 1: Friday, October 11, 4 pm – 8 pm, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library
- Session 2: Saturday, October 12, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library
- Session 3: Wednesday, October 16, 2 pm – 3 pm, on-line
- Session 4: Wednesday, October 23, 2 pm – 3pm, on-line
- Session 5: Friday, October 25, 12 pm – 4pm, Hillyer Room (606), Bird Library
Photo: Engineering Cliff Davidson Research Lab Students, Link Hall