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March 11 deadline

NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program now accepting applications


11:44 a.m., Feb. 29, 2016--The Horn Program in Entrepreneurship is inviting applications to the University of Delaware’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites).

Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, March 11. 

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The I-Corps Sites Program provides specialized training and grants of $3,000 to teams interested in assessing the commercial viability of their ideas for products and businesses that are science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based. Ideas based on behavioral and health science will also be considered.

Participation gives students, faculty and staff members the opportunity to make a global impact with their inventions.

Teams will have access to Horn Program resources, including 24/7 use of the Venture Development Center, and are eligible to apply to the national I-Corps Teams Program, which provides larger grants of $50,000.

The I-Corps Sites Program’s training consists of a series of four workshops aimed at introducing team members to the Lean Startup methodology by guiding them through the initial phase of customer discovery research and problem validation.

For additional information, the request for applications (RFA) and the application form, visit UD’s I-Corps Sites website.

Questions should be sent by email to with “I-Corps Sites Program” in the subject line.

About the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

The Horn Program ignites imaginations and empowers world changers through entrepreneurial education.

The program’s offerings emphasize experiential learning, evidence-based entrepreneurship and active engagement with entrepreneurs, business leaders and members of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Participation in Horn Program courses and co-curricular activities empowers students by providing them with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to successfully create, deliver and capture value from new ideas and thrive in our rapidly changing world.

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