Want to commercialize your research or innovation? Apply for NSF I-Corps!

Want to build a business around your research or innovation?

Apply for the NSF I-Corps Regional Program!


Southwest I-Corps is offering a FREE Regional NSF I-Corps Program to facilitate commercial evaluation of academic research and innovation, and develop potentially eligible teams for a $50,000 NSF I-Corps team grant. Teams will explore the potential value of their research or innovation, and quickly and effectively validate their commercialization strategy.


Graduate students, faculty and staff interested in translating their research or innovation into commercial ventures are encouraged to apply.


Tuesday, September 19 through Friday, October 6 (teams will attend in person on 9/19 and 10/6 and work virtually on the days in between). Hotel accommodations are provided for traveling teams.


More information is available on the Southwest I-Corps website. Interested teams must apply by Friday, August 25.

For questions, contact Kerri Smith at the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at kerri or 713.348.4542, or Kaz Karwowski at the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership at klk5.