The I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers 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. 

Apply for Johns Hopkins’ VIRTUAL I-Corps – Spring Session

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.  Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures offers I-Corps programs to teams throughout the year.

Over the course of four weeks, participants will talk to at least 40 potential customers, stakeholders, users, and influencers to determine the real value of their technology.

The I-Corps program is FREE and upon completion makes you eligible for a $2,880 Grant.

Registration for I-Corps is closed at this time.

I-Corps information

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

Ricky Venters

Program Manager, FastForward
Telephone 410-934-7287