NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site
The Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site at Arizona State University provides training, coaching and financial support to faculty and student efforts to transition university research into the marketplace and to become successful I-Corps Teams. The site is a partnership among the ASU colleges and institutes, the technology transfer office and the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, funded by the National Science Foundation.
This I-Corps Site combines resources, infrastructure and training to support teams across the four ASU campuses to advance technology concepts into the marketplace. It focuses on building the innovation capacity of ASU, while contributing to the regional and national economy through technology commercialization and the development of the next generation of innovators.
In addition, implementation of the site includes systematic evaluation of opportunities to adapt and augment the I-Corps model to promote the inclusion and recruitment of underrepresented populations. Specifically, ASU focuses on inclusion and recruitment of veteran, Latino and women participants in the program.