We are proud of the many participants who have completed our program and remain in contact with our I-Corps™ Alumni. The previous I-Corps™ Cohorts and teams are listed beginning with our most recent Cohort and ending with our first Cohort (held in the spring of 2018.)
Some Statistics: As of 12-1-2021 we have trained 120 teams and over 450 unique participants. Our teams (conducted close to 3000 interviews, generated 8,000 insights and have received well over $7.7 million in follow-on funding from a variety of sources. Many have won or placed in the top 5 in competitions and contests and/or formed start-up companies.
Fall 2021 – Cohort 12 The Fall Cohort included 10 teams:
- Photonics – New generation of OLED displays with high efficiency
- OvaMed – In-vitro mini-ovary culture system for improving women’s reproductive health
- Integrated Employment Institute – Curricula and tool kit to promote more inclusive employee practices in the workplace
- Nervana – A cellularized nerve regeneration graft to repair nerve injury
- Zhu Cheminformatics – Data-based software tools to facilitate pharmaceutical research
- ADHI –a survey data collection platform that supports multilingual and multimodal survey research needs
- EverLiv – keeping family documents and history safely in the cloud
- Rager Promotions – Collegiate Event Promotion Platform
- Afsar Seal -improved root canal sealant for endodontics applications
Session Dates: Optional Meet & Greet (Tues. Oct. 19, 2021) Session 1a; Friday, Oct. 22; Session 1b: Tues., Oct. 26; Session 2: Fri., Oct. 29; Session 3: Friday, Nov. 5.; Session 4a: Thurs. Nov. 18; Session 4b Friday, Nov.19. Virtual office hours: Tues. Nov. 9 and Wed. Nov.10.
Summer 2021 – Cohort 11 Our Summer Cohort included 7 teams:
- Quantum Click – Next-Gen Quantum Modeling for Small Molecule Drug Design
- Collab Learning – A Social Learning Platform to facilitate engagement, reduce stress, and increase academic performance
- Platient Research Technologies – a ecosystem for collecting medical cannabis data to personalize patient outcomes
- Caring Voices -Voice technology to enhance a customers gift receiving experience
- Robossis Imaging – Imaging software to provide improved femur fracture alignment
- Gums & Gums – a solution for quick flossing of your teeth
- Gabb Labb – a gamified platform for foreign language learning
Session Dates: Optional Meet & Greet (Thurs. July 8, 2021) Session 1a; Monday, July 12; Session 1b: Thursday, July 15; Session 2: Thurs., July 22; Session 3: Thurs., July 29; Session 4: Thursday, August 5. Virtual office hours: Tues. July 27 and Thurs. July 29.
Spring 2021 – Cohort 10 Our first Cohort of 2021 included 10 teams.
- Zena Therapeutics – developing safe alternatives to anti-anxiety benzodiazepines with reduced risks for both overdoses and addiction
- BabySafe (formerly The Greet IDEA) – app using machine learning to provide mothers with insights into their pregnancy to predict, intervene an prevent potential health consequences
- Betagem – IoT-based air filter system monitoring system that can be controlled via a mobile device.
- Welcome Home – An app to connect woman refugees in New Jersey with local resources.
- Village Music – Unique segmentation platform for music lovers and those in the music industry
- AgSolTrack – Custom solar tracking systems for farmers saving energy and protecting crops
- ImmunoSyNK (formerly Liu Nk Therapeutics) – Providing high throughput, reproducible and simple assays to optimize cell therapies
- VOLTA – Next generation lithium-ion batteries with longer driving ranges and less charging time
- GREET – A scalable enzymatic platform for producing industry relevant carbohydrates
- Precision Sensing Technology – Surgical tools providing real-time haptic feedback
Session Dates: Friday, Feb. 26, Tuesday, March 2, Friday, March 5, Friday, March 12, Tuesday, March 9 (virtual office hours), Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2.
Fall 2020 – Cohort 9 This was our second all-virtual cohort taking place many months after the start of the pandemic and during a controversial residential election. The following 10 teams conducted over 300 interviews:
- G6 Graphene – Industrial Graphene Applications
- Med Nebula – Machine Learning in Medical Imaging
- AI for Railroad Safety – Artificial Intelligence solutions to promote safety in the transportation industry
- VALD – Global telehealth platform connecting medical practitioners with users in remote locations
- Bioda – Machine Learning in genomics
- ICE – Intelligent Cardiovascular Evaluation – Tool for personalized evaluation of cardiovasculature
- Mesophagus – Screening Kit for High Risk Esophageal Cancer patients
- Formic Acid Control in Apiaries – Low energy sensors to reduce mite attacks on Bee Hives
- Nizar Souayah -Tool for improving effectiveness of neuropathy treatments
- IISE – Software to reduce autonomous robot/drone/vehicle collisions
Session Dates: Friday, October 16, Tuesday, October 20, Friday, October 23, Friday, October 30, Tuesday, Nov. 3 (virtual office hours), Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13.
Summer 2020 – Cohort 8 – This was our largest and first all-virtual cohort. Despite the challenges, our 12 teams conducted over 300 interviews:
- Merakhi – Smart Jewelry & Education to Combat Sexual Assault
- DOS – A smoking cessation service geared toward mindfullness
- Ambient Strategies – Ambient Strategies-Diagnostic tools designed to improve retention of students in STEM Programs.
- FRONTIARS – Stressed plant and weed monitoring module for Drones
- CTS Trainers – Clinical and Translational Research Self-Assessment, Training Identification, and Alignment Tool (TRAIT)
- Surf-X -Surface technology to prevent microbial adhesion and biofilm formation
- Nutrivide – pre-measured infant nutrient supplement delivery
- Axon Blue – A Novel Genetic Therapy Platform for Treating Neuropsychiatric Disorders
- SafeTrans – An innovative virtual-reality–based training tool for traffic incident management first responders
- metaMe – COV-ID app – Smart Credential System to monitor the spread of COVID-19
- MaxVak – Novel electric toothbrush with on-board suction
- NanoInk – Tumor-targeting nanoprobes to speed up pre-clinical drug screening
Session Dates: Friday, July 10, Tuesday, July 14, Friday, July 17, Friday, July 24, Tuesday, July 28 (virtual office hours), Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7.
Spring 2020 – Cohort 7 held it first two sessions on Cook Campus at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health. In true I-Corps fashion, the Cohort pivoted midway and finished up its last three sessions virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions on in-person meetings. The following teams completed Cohort 7:
- 3Spray – A Post-Processing Spray Chamber that could be added as an accessory to additive and subtractive manufacturing systems
- Qualtrac – Software Allowing users to Extract and Report Quality Data from Electronic Health Records
- CAMILE – a Crowd-sourced Application Bringing Immersive Language Acquisition to Students
- NeuroAscent – Virtual Neuroanatomy Platform that Enhances Medical Study through 3D Imagery
- Plexymer – Advanced and Intelligent Automation for Polymer Chemistry
- Xaminate – Virtual Patient Platform that Offers Medical Students Training in Doctor/Patient Communication Skills
- Regennera Therapeutics – A Novel Regenerative Bone Replacement Facilitating Better Healing and Tissue Development
- Smart MS3 – Wearable, Real-time Monitoring Tool to Track Muscle Activation
- Tidbitting – Software that aids in Site Location Selection by Analyzing Individual’s Use of Space
- plej – Innovative Event Ticketing Platform for Small/Medium Sized venues
Session Dates: Fridays: February 28, March 6, March 13; March 27 (virtual office hours), April 3 and April 10.
Fall 2019 – Cohort 6 was held on Livingston Campus at the Rutgers Business School Building, Room 1144.
The following teams completed Cohort 6:
- Ciscovery Bio. – Proprietary Genome-scale Biomarker Discovery Tool. Visit company LinkedIn page.
- Liquid- and Refill-free Sanitization of User Interfaces – Paper-based Cold Plasma Sanitation System
- Makery – Digital Platform for Creators
- Edify – Try-before-you-buy Model for your Career
- GY-Biotech – Diagnostic Test for Various Cancers
- Adaptive AI – Predictive Modeling System using AI and Genomics
- Protean Industries – Plug and Play Biomimetic Robots and Sensor Systems
- Biosaf Concepts – Antibacterial Poly Jackets for Phones and Devices
- Nemagen Discoveries – Therapies for Treating Mast-Cell Mediated Diseases
Session Dates: Fridays: October 18, October 25, November 1, and November 15.
Summer 2019 – Cohort 5 was held on Busch Campus at the new Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering Building, Room 105.
The following teams completed Cohort 5:
- SentiX – Software applying Artificial Intelligence for Improved Financial Decision-making
- The Knight’s Watch – Geo-Social Platform for Safety and Communication in Emergency Situations
- Healthy Nelli – A Program to Assist with Mental Health Outreach in the Hispanic Population
- Green Wrapp – A Science-based App to Design Environmentally Friendly and Size-appropriate Packages
- CogDx – Digital Tools to Prediagnose Mental Disorders and Provide Appropriate Treatments
- Brushing Solutions – Powered Toothbrush with Evacuation for People with Special Needs
- I3-DAT – Quantitative Testing Device to Measure Impairment when Driving or at the Workplace
- Luminous – Integrated Marketplace for Healthcare Transactions
- PrE(P) Conception – Smart Phone App for Preconception Counseling of Couples with Differing HIV Status
- Solace – An App providing “Anonymous group chat therapy wherever you are.”
- SCIWAYS – Digital Badging System allowing Recruiters and Employees and Students to Speak a Common Language
Session Dates: Tuesdays: July 9, July 16, July 23 and Friday, August 2.
Spring 2019 – Cohort 4 was held on Cook Campus at the Institute for Food Nutrition and Health (IFNH) building, Room 205 .
The following teams completed Cohort 4:
- Prevenient Recognition System – Biomarkers for Early Seizure Detection
- Living Waters – Rainwater Harvesting System designed for Refugee Camps
- Dnanosis – DNA Nanosensor to Detect a Broad Array of Biomarkers
- BurnFlex – Rethinking First Aid for Burns
- Eleptheria – (Now FentAlert) Color-coded Needle System to detect the presence of Fentanyl
- Icashout – Order and Payment Technology for Main Street Merchants
- Rizlab Health – Bringing Complete Blood Cell Analysis to the Patient. Learn more at the company website.
- Aersys – The Future of Delivery and Parcel Management
- VetCoin – VR System to help Transition Veterans to a University-Setting
- SaffronHealthSciences – Nutraceutical for Alzheimer’s and age-related diseases
- Knowledge Exchange – Connecting people for the purpose of sharing knowledge and improving people’s lives and careers.
Session Dates: Fridays, February 8, February 15, February 22 and March 8
Fall 2018 – Cohort 3 was held at Rutgers-Livingston Campus at the Rutgers Business School Building (South) in Flex Hall. The following teams completed Cohort 3:
- Neptech – Natural Bedbug Repellent
- OptoVibronex – Virtual Biopsy for Dermatological Lesions
- Entractiv – Smart Mirror
- Unov – Nanotechnology-based Protective Gear
- Sunscape – Suncreen Alternative to Prevent and Repair Damage
- FemSTEM – Interactive Online Game to Inspire Women’s Interest/Participation in STEM
- Enlightened Energy – Self-Powered Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades
- Glimpse You – Connecting International Students with Local Mentorship and Resources
Sessions Dates: Fridays: October 19, October 26, November 2, and November 16.
Summer 2018 – Cohort 2 was held on Rutgers Newark Campus in the Rutgers Business School Bldg, Room 326. Session 4 included a tour of Newark Venture Partners.
The following teams completed Cohort 2:
- InnovAltum – AI Platform for Measuring Innovation Metrics in the Green Tech Space
- Inscriptures (formerly know as Assays) – Smartphone App to Learn Complex Procedures and Protocols. Visit the company site inscriptures.net.
- Birge and Kotenko – Novel PS-Targeting Immuno-Oncologicals
- G-PMCs – Unique Graphene Polymer Composite Materials
- RenewCO2 (formerly CO2Chem) – Clean Electrochemical Processes that Convert CO₂ into Monomers and other Organic Chemicals
- The Electrics – Continuous Real-time Monitoring of Microbial Load in Water
- IgVortex – Computational Fluid Structure Dynamic Software Platform
Session Dates: Friday, July 13, Tuesday, July 17, Friday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 31
Spring 2018 – Cohort 1. Ten teams participated in our very first I-Corps@Rutgers Cohort which was held on Livingston Campus at the Rutgers Business School (South) in Flex Hall.
The following teams completed Cohort 1:
- 3Ducators – 3D Printing and Training
- Cell2Wound – Hydrogel for Chronic Wounds
- NADI (North American Disease Intervention) Platform for Community Healthcare Screenings run by future Medical School Students
- Map Training my Brain – Mental & Physical Training using Meditation and Aerobic Exercise
- RIVERS Lab – Rehabilitation Via VSTEP Virtual Reality Platform
- Rooted in You – Personalized Nutrition Backed by Science
- EPoC-MD – Low Cost Diagnostic for Infections
- Fish-EA – Specialized Detection of Esophageal Cancer
- AquaComb – Unique Air Filtration System
- SULIS – Solar Powered Water Purification System
Session Dates: Tuesdays: February 27, March 6, March 20, and March 27
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