I-Corps course information and materials
I-Corps is a National Science Foundation initiative to assess the readiness of emerging technology concepts for transitioning into valuable new products through a public-private partnership.
In collaboration with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), NSF offers select participants from US academic laboratories the opportunity to participate in a special, accelerated version of Stanford University's Lean LaunchPad course.
The course engages participants in moving products out of the lab and into the market, through talking to customers, partners and competitors and encountering the chaos and uncertainty of creating successful innovations.
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What is I-Corps?
I-CORPS COURSE TEXTS AND TOOLS
Giff Constable, "12 Tips for Early Customer Development Interviews"
Steve Blank, "What’s a Startup? First Principles"
Sample Presentations and Videos
I-Corps Teams will conclude the course by preparing a final Lessons Learned Presentation (10 minutes), a 2-minute Lessons Learned Video and a 1-minute Technical Video. Below are samples from a few 2013 I-Corps teams.
Team 236: Ultrafast All-optical Shutter Technology
Customer Discovery Videos
To guide I-Corps Teams on the Customer Discovery Process, these instructional videos should cover the required planning, skills and tips for productive customer interviews.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1220692, 1227296, 1239638, 1261806
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