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I-Corps @ UMass

Get out of the Lab and into the Market!

I-Corps @ UMass is the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps Site at UMass Amherst (news article).

Our mission is to prepare UMass scientists and engineers to transition their discoveries from the lab to the marketplace. Participating teams receive up to $2,500 to support key project efforts, including:

  • Training in the Lean Launchpad methodology, commercialization, and startup development
  • Hands-on experience identifying opportunities and conducting customer discovery interviews

Teams that successfully complete the I-Corps @ UMass program may be recommended for the national NSF I-Corps Teams Program, which includes $50,000 to support additional training and customer discovery.

Learn more about the program, team composition, and eligibility.

Interested, but not sure you are ready? Contact us so we can keep you in the loop, invite you to occasional events, and support the development of your team.