The Innovation Corps (I-Corps) was created in 2011 by the National Science Foundation (NSF), in an effort to support technology researchers as they move innovation beyond the lab and into the marketplace.
As part of the I-Corps South Node, the University of Tennessee offers education and other support to introduce the regional research community to the national I-Corps Program.
The I-Corps South Node supports regional education, infrastructure and research around innovation. The I-Corp South Node includes UT, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The I-Corps South Node provides hands-on experiential training on how to successfully turn research into products ready for the commercial market.
I-Corps South Node participants enjoy a variety of program benefits at UT, including:
NSF grantees, including students, faculty, and entrepreneurs, are eligible to participate in the I-Corps program.
UT I-Corps South supports entrepreneurial teams that include an Entrepreneurial Lead, an Academic Lead and a Mentor.
Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation ~ 418 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, TN ~ 37996-4140 ~ Phone: (865) 974-5126 ~ Email: ACEI@utk.edu
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
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