NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site Program

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

The I-Corps Site entrepreneurial education program is based on the I-Corps curriculum with experiential, collaborative learning and uses the Business Model Canvas with the Lean LaunchPad methodology.

The objectives are to: (1) Enhance entrepreneurial activities and training experiences for undergraduate and graduate students; (2) Expand training opportunities available to post docs, faculty, underrepresented groups; (3) Increase the number of teams entering the NSF I-Corps program and other programs; and (4) Transition more activities to commercialization. Teams will be recruited from existing and new entrepreneurial student and faculty activities, course projects, research, and participants in local and regional venture competitions and entrepreneurship events.

The I-Corps Site will be a catalyst and morale booster to create a critical mass of innovators and entrepreneurs to establish more technology hubs, increase the state economic base, and engage civic leaders and other stakeholders. It will be a bridge for collaboration with state wide economic development and startup communities. Participants are not required to have previous experience in business or entrepreneurship in order to be accepted into the I-Corps Site Program.


I-Corps Application

To apply, please click apply today.

2017-2018 S&T I-Corps Site Schedule

2017 S&T I-Corps Site Schedule

(4 week Training Sessions)

Cohort 5: September 5-26, 2017

Cohort 6: Feb 6-27, 2018

2017 St. Louis I-Corps Site Schedule

Cohort 1: Mar 2-23, 2017 St. Louis (T-REX)

2017 MU-Columbia I-Corps Site Schedule

Cohort 3: April 6-27, 2017



For more information on the Missouri S&T and St. Louis cohort dates, please contact Misty House, housem@mst.edu

For more information on the MU-Columbia cohort dates, please contact Sandra Marin,  RuizS@umsystem.edu


I-Corps Teams

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