Aiming to propel discoveries made in university labs into everyday life, the new NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub launched this week and announced that applications are open for its first researcher training program. The 4-week program, in which researchers confront the challenges of creating successful startups and entrepreneurial ventures based on scientific and technological discoveries, kicks off Feb. 28 and runs through March 23 online.  A Princeton-led consortium funded with a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the I-Corps Hub Northeast Region brings together an initial eight of the region’s top universities to deliver the NSF’s signature I-Corps educational experience, which introduces science and technology researchers to tasks more familiar to business school students, such as interviewing potential customers to discover if a technology will meet users’ needs. To read the full story.