I-Corps™ at GW

DC I-Corps

Calling All GW Innovators & Researchers!

I-Corps is a National Science Foundation program designed to foster, grow and nurture innovation ecosystems regionally and nationally.

The program provides real world, hands-on training on how to successfully incorporate innovations into successful products. The ultimate goal is to create a new venture or licensing opportunity for program participants, and to learn the valuable process of business model generation and customer discovery.

I-Corps at GW offers an Introduction Workshop to introduce the GW community to the evidence-based innovation methods used in I-Corps. These are held the third Friday of each month at GW.

All GW professors, research staff, post docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students with potentially commercializable research or technology-based business ideas are eligible to participate. Both the Introduction Workshop and the National I-Corps Program are free, with $50,000 for those that qualify for the NSF I-Corps National program. 

A team that completes in the Introduction Workshop or the GW I-Corps Site program becomes eligible to apply to the NSF National I-Corps Program.

The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and jointly run by the George Washington University, University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Johns Hopkins University.

NSF I-Corps Brand