Regional I-Corps

The Great Plains I-Corps offers a free 5 week training program that provides training to graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and faculty members interested in moving inventive ideas to commercialization. The Regional I-Corps training provides teams with the opportunity to learn the best practices about customer discovery needed to understand their ecosystem and stakeholders more thoroughly. Throughout the process, teams will acquire feedback on their best path forward from trained instructors and mentors, and identify key milestones and commercialization pathway. This unique program gives teams the opportunity to connect with like-minded innovators across the Great Plains Region.

Benefits of the program:

  • Gain valuable market insight to inform the next steps in your research and/or development
  • Become eligible for the NSF I-Corps National Teams program and $50,000 grant for qualifying technologies and teams
  • Cultivate network connections and receive mentoring from experienced industry experts and entrepreneurs
  • Develop the entrepreneurial mindset and toolset needed to start a successful business

Regional I-Corps trainings are for faculty, researchers, and students with technology-based innovation ideas or Intellectual Property and a strong interest in commercializing their technology. Upon submitting an application, teams will be contacted by a Great Plains Regional I-Corps Hub team member regarding program acceptance. This course is free for all participants.