2020 SEAS R&D Showcase

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 session, participants conduct customer interviews and attend office hours with the instructors. These activities generally take about 10 hours each week.

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

They can also apply directly to the InnovateGW I-Corps program.

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