Program Summary

Program Summary

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.  Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to:

 

  • Nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace.
  • I-Corps Sites will provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants (see NSF Innovation Corps Program, NSF 12-602).
  • Develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors.

Application Limits

Application Limits

UIC is limited to 1 proposal.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
February 25, 2015
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
June 9, 2015

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.