In an effort to help researchers fast-track their technologies to the marketplace, Michigan is launching a new entrepreneurial training program called Michigan I-Corps. Applications for the program, administered by the University of Michigan, opened last week. Michigan I-Corps is modeled after the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps (Innovation Corps) program. Two teams from Michigan Technological University have participated in the national I-Corps.
Beringea Managing Director Jeff Bocan’s latest Huffington Post blog entry, “The Scientific ‘Antiques Roadshow': Hidden Tech-Driven Gems Make America a Richer Nation,” recaps his experiences as a venture capital faculty member at the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program, delivered in partnership with the University of Michigan.
Dream big. That’s the main lesson that the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program taught Harvey Elliott, one of the more than 80 inventors and entrepreneurs who participated in the eight-week program that culminated Thursday at the University of Michigan.
In a move designed to fast-track more research from the lab to the real world, the University of Michigan was named one of two new nodes of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program, NSF officials announced today at an I-Corps anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C.