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DC I-Corps Now Accepting Applications for Fall Cohort

Monday, August 18, 2014

Explore the Commercial Potential of Your Innovation

DC I-Corps Now Accepting Applications for Fall Cohort

DC I-Corps, a new, NSF-supported program designed to foster, grow and nurture an innovation ecosystem in the Mid-Atlantic Region, is now accepting applications for its fall cohort, beginning on October 9. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis up until that date. Apply here.

Open to research teams and technology entrepreneurs from universities, federal laboratories, agencies and the general community, the free program guides researchers in exploring the commercial potential of their inventions.

Through DC I-Corps, you will:

  • Significantly improve your chances for SBIR and other grant funding, as well as early stage venture investment;
  • Work closely with six or more real-world advisors that have startup, venture capital, and technology commercialization experience over a six-week period; and
  • Come to a clear go or no-go decision regarding the commercial potential of your technology.

The program is geared towards innovations coming from engineering fields, medical/health/life sciences, and physical and computer sciences. DC I-Corps builds upon the successful National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program.

The program is jointly offered by the University of MarylandGeorge Washington University, Virginia Tech, and Johns Hopkins University.

For more information and to apply, technology researchers and entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit