Public Health Research Day 2020

InnovateGW I-Corps Site Grants




Participants in GW Public Health Research Day 2020 can nominate themselves for an InnovateGW I-Corps grant as part of the Research Day abstract submission process.

The InnovateGW I-Corps Site Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, awards grants of up to $3,000 to GW students, faculty and staff members who wish to explore possible applications of their research or technology to solve problems that could lead to a broader impact in society. The InnovateGWGW I-Corps Site program will award at least 30 grants this year.

The grant money can be used for travel and related expenses for meeting with prospective customers and conducting structured interviews with them.

Participants in the InnovateGW I-Corps Site program will be expected to complete the GW Introduction to Lean Innovation Workshop which includes attending one half-day workshop session and conducting 20 customer interviews. 

In the workshop session, participants learn and practice the concepts of the Lean Startup approach to innovation, including identifying target customer segments, crafting value propositions and performing customer discovery interviews. After the workshop, participants conduct a minimum of 20 customer discovery interviews. The customer discovery process is supported by a team-aligned mentor and OIE staff.  Initial checkpoints are conducted after each set of five interviews is completed. At the completion of the first 20 interviews, participants deliver a lessons learned presentation regarding customer segments, customer values, and the overall proess. 

Participants in GW Public Health Research Day 2020 can apply directly to the InnovateGW I-Corps program here.

Additional advice and guidance is available to participants who want to apply for one of these grants from the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


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