The I-Corps program prepares scientists, engineers, and innovators across disciplines to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization.

Through I-Corps, participants learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery and guidance from established entrepreneurs. 

The I-Corps program is an immersive learning experience developed by the National Science Foundation for researchers, faculty, students, and others to determine if the problem they are working to solve exists on a larger scale in the market.

To date, more than 200 teams have engaged directly with Johns Hopkins I-Corps program which challenges participants to test their hypothesis on their technology’s relevance and viability through customer discovery, which will lead to viable value propositions. JHTV offers I-Corps programs to teams throughout the year.

The I-Corps program is offered at NO COST.

Upcoming I-Corps Program Dates:

  • Oct. 12-Nov. 9, 2023 – Application Deadline: Sept. 28

Applications must be received at least two weeks prior to the cohort start date.


I-Corps information

If you have questions or would like more information on I-Corps, contact us.

Mark VanderZyl

Associate Director, Startup Advancement