Effective January 1, 2022 we have transitioned from an I-Corps Site to a Partner institution of the NSF I-Corps Hub Northeast Region. The Hub offers additional opportunities for Rutgers innovators.
The NSF I-Corps Hub: Northeast Region is made up of eight universities, with new affiliates added annually. Note: Participants in Hub programs do NOT need to be affiliated with a Hub member university.
Note: If you are interested in participating in I-Corps. we recommend you attend an Information Session. For specific questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to meet with you if needed.
If you are developing an innovation and have a team of two, you may apply by clicking the link below.
We offer additional opportunities for students from underrepresented groups to join a team as a Fellow. Interested students should click below to Learn about the Fellowship.
Do you have an idea that you think has commercial potential? Do you want to learn some key concepts helpful in business? Do you dream of starting a company sometime in the future?
If your answers are “yes,” then the I-Corps™ program may be for you! See additional information and eligibility guidelines below.
I-Corps™ is funded by the National Science Foundation with the goal of nurturing and supporting local teams to help transition their technology concepts into the marketplace The I-Corps regional program will provide advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding* to assist teams with the commercialization process and/or into becoming applicants for the National I-Corps™ Team.
Application Guidelines and Process
Who can apply?
Rutgers faculty, staff and students on ALL campuses and alumni are eligible to apply to the NE I-Corps Hub cohorts. Cohorts are also open to all schools who are members of the Hub and those in the region. You must have two or more team members to be accepted to the Rutgers I-Corps Site Program. See information about forming an I-Corps team here .
Note: If you are interested in participating in I-Corps as an Entrepreneurial Lead but don’t have an innovation, we may be able to match you with a team. Be sure to email us at email@example.com
Who can apply for the Fellowship?
Students (undergraduate and graduate) from underrepresented groups at Rutgers and the other schools in the region are encouraged to apply to be an I-Corps Fellow. Visit the Fellowship page for more information.
Where do I-Corps innovations come from?
Hub team ideas or projects can originate from faculty or staff research (funded or unfunded), student work, or capstone projects.. The topical focus of a project should be in an area(s) of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) normally supported by the National Science Foundation or other federal agency. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any eligibility questions.
When do I submit my application?
We have a rolling interview process and all teams that apply will be contacted to schedule a 30 minute Zoom interview with the Hub Review Committee.
Learn more in the following articles:
- Research@Rutgers Article – https://research.rutgers.edu/news/rutgers-expand-entrepreneurship-training-programs-researchers-partner-new-nsf-i-corps-hub
- Rutgers Today article Bringing a Silicon Valley Approach to Help Rutgers Research Move Beyond the Laboratory, Rutgers launches local National Science Foundation supported program to train scientists to become entrepreneurs .