Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending our Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers University, a half-day introduction to I-Corps, co-sponsored by Rutgers Innovation Ventures and the Northeast I-Corps Hub!

The Novus I-Corps Program @ Rutgers University program provides an opportunity for individuals and teams with innovations to:

  1. Shift the mindset from science and technology to the learning about the people it could benefit
  2. Understand how Customer Discovery drives innovation (and gets you out of the building!)
  3. Meet local I-Corps Program Leaders and Tech Transfer Officers to guide your journey
  4. Learn tips for success from an I-Corps alumni Panel sharing their experience
  5. (Optional) Network with innovation-minded individuals to help form teams or guide your next steps

Who Should Attend: (Individuals and teams from all Rutgers University campuses are invited)

  • Rutgers University faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and/or undergraduates who are developing a scientific or technical discovery.
  • Individuals who want to learn how innovation happens at Rutgers University and potentially join a team
  • Student Organization / Program Leaders who want to learn more about how I-Corps can benefit their members


  • TRAINING: Three-hour training introducing the I-Corps Lean LaunchPad approach to evaluating technologies through customer-discovery research, focused on identifying the technology’s potential for development in a startup or other venture.
  • NETWORKING: Build relationships with local I-Corps program leaders to get guidance and support. Individuals can form teams to be eligible to apply for the Regional I-Corps program.
  • PREPARATION: Attendees will be prepared to begin a journey of Customer Discovery with their own team or with a team they newly created.
  • FOLLOW-ON OPPORTUNITIES: Attendees can be fast-tracked to a 4-week Regional I-Corps Program in Cohort 9 (early-June 2023) or Cohort 10 (July-August 2023) and have access to a $3,000 NSF grant to do Customer Discovery.

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