Does your latest discovery have commercial value? Is your science important to those who stand to benefit from it? Would a potential “customer” of your research welcome your technology, protocol, or intervention?

Our 3-week I-Corps™ Bootcamp provides biomedical scientists and engineers with a new approach to accelerate their science.

The I-Corps Value Proposition

Based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, the premiere federally-funded innovation and commercialization training in the U.S., the CCTS I-Corps Bootcamp is an evidence-based experience that will take you out of your comfort zone to connect with potential customers.

Build Critical Skills

In the process, you will develop or enhance skills that are critical for academic research careers:

  • Think more creatively.
  • Communicate about your research to any audience.
  • Write more compelling grants (including NSF Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology proposals).
  • Broaden your network of collaborators.
  • Thrive on science teams.
  • Train the next generation of translational scientists.

Compete for Funding

The 3-week CCTS I-Corps Bootcamp also prepares you to apply to the NSF I-Corps program—teams that win the national level receive $50,000 to use for additional customer discovery. I-Corps South is also offering eight $25,000 grants to technology startup teams in the first half of 2018 via its SBIR Phase Zero program.

Broaden Your Perspective

Whether your goal is to evaluate the commercial potential of a discovery or increase the chance your research will be funded and help make a difference in the real world, the CCTS I-Corps Bootcamp will expand your perspective.

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Our I-Corps Bootcamp is cutting edge! CCTS is leading an interdisciplinary team comprising nine CTSA Hubs to create a translational research version of the I-Corps curriculum for the national CTSA consortium. Learn more about I-Corps@NCATS.

Mark Your Calendar

The CCTS I-Corps Bootcamp starts at 08:00 on Friday, September 12, 2018. Register today! The CCTS I-Corps Bootcamp is offered every September. Subscribe to CCTS Digest to stay informed about the next CCTS I-Corps Bootcamp. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..