Now taking applications for the Spring 2018 I-Corps@CCTSI Training Program.
In-class dates: April 12,13 and May 4
Do you want to learn how to accelerate the translation of your biomedical discoveries and health innovation into viable commercial products? Are you part of a team that wants to move your innovative idea off campus and into the real world?
In line with the President's new Strategy for American Innovation, NIH is offering this entrepreneurial training program at select Institutions across the country to accelerate the translation of innovations from the lab to clinical practice. The NIH selected the CCTSI to bring the I-Corps program to biomedical and translational researchers.
Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) uses proven customer-discovery methodologies for startups. It was developed for academic researchers by serial entrepreneurs working with the National Science Foundation. It has been used to train hundreds of teams of innovators across the nation.
I-Corps@CCTSI is a team-based short course designed for faculty, staff and students. The program guides teams through the early stages of customer discovery where they can test the business model hypotheses for their technology or idea.
We are proud to be working in partnership with CU Innovations (formerly the Technology Transfer Office) and the Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Innovation.
Why Participate in I-Corps@CCTSI?
- Gain customer insights to translate your innovations into viable commercial products.
- Identify your best product-to-market fit.
- Be more successful in getting small-business and entrepreneur startup funding.
Who should participate in I-Corps@CCTSI?
- Teams of faculty, staff or students with a biomedical discovery or health innovation idea.
A team can be just two people.
Testimonials from recent I-Corps@CCTSI participants
- “The course got us in the door to talk to people we may not have otherwise approached. “
- “The biggest gains were the contacts we made in the course. All the interviews connected us to excellent people in both the medical device industry as well as clinicians who can help us to focus research.”
- “Most of the learning occurred through actively brainstorming with your team while experts pushed us out of our comfort zones asking difficult questions. “
- “Helped me think outside of the box to solve problems and see things from the customer standpoint. “
- “Customer discovery was very helpful, we really learned out target customer segment.”