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Researchers, students invited to apply for UD’s NSF I-Corps Sites Program

The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship invites applications to UD’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites).

Applications for the seventh cohort are due by Monday, Jan. 23.

Interested students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an information session that will be held from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Venture Development Center, 132 E. Delaware Ave. Those who plan to attend the information session should register online.

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 technologies.

Teams will have access to Horn Program in Entrepreneurship’s resources, such as use of the Venture Development Center, and are eligible to apply to the national I-Corps Teams Program, which provides 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 hornprogram@udel.edu with “I-Corps Sites Program” in the subject line. 

About the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

The Horn Program in Entrepreneurship ignites imaginations and empowers world changers through educational offerings that emphasize experiential learning, evidence-based entrepreneurship and active engagement with entrepreneurs and other members of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Through participation in Horn Program offerings, students gain the knowledge, skills, personal capacities, experiences, connections and access to resources needed to successfully manifest innovation and thrive in the rapidly changing world.

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