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NSF Innovation Corps at the University of Tennessee

What is the I-Corps Program?

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.

I-Corps South Node

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 Benefits

I-Corps South Node participants enjoy a variety of program benefits at UT, including:

Who is eligible?

NSF grantees, including students, faculty, and entrepreneurs, are eligible to participate in the I-Corps program.

Forming a Team

UT I-Corps South supports entrepreneurial teams that include an Entrepreneurial Lead, an Academic Lead and a Mentor.

How to Apply

Interested in participating in the I-Corps South Node at UT? Contact Shawn Carson, or 865-974-0520.


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