Training overview

NCIIA has several training programs designed in partnership with our funders.

  • I-Corps – Offers select participants from US academic laboratories the opportunity to participate in a special, accelerated version of Stanford University's Lean LaunchPad course. For NSF grantees only.
  • Xcelerator – Provides training and mentoring on entrepreneurship and commercialization to USAID and Grand Challenges grantees to increase the likelihood that their innovations will succeed. For USAID grantees only.
  • Research to Innovation (R2I) – A training program for university researchers that provides them with the skills, tools and roadmap to successfully translate their research into commercially valuable innovations. Open to all faculty, students, post-docs, tech transfer officers and academic center leaders.