Jun 5 2020

BSU Innovation-Corps Short Course

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Does your latest discovery have commercial value? Is your science important to those who stand tobenefit from it? Would a potential “customer” of your research welcome your technology, protocol, or intervention?

BSU 3-week Inonovation-CorpsTM program provides scientists and engineers with a new approach toaccelerate their science with a $3,000 fund.

About I-Corps
The National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps enables teams of scientist, researchers and engineers to explore the commercial potential of their research or innovation. By learning how to assess commercialization opportunities, teams gain a better understanding of their market, customers, competitors and industry

Benefits of Participation

  • Develop entrepreneurial skills
  • Improve odds for commercial success of research or innovation
  • Validate your business model
  • Establish product-market fit
  • $3,000 grant for customer discovery
  • Achieve eligibility to apply for $50,000 I-Corps team grant

What You will Learn
Teams will be introduced to the I-corps approach, and learn about business model development and the customer development process. Teams will also spend time outside the building, talking to customers, partners and competitors, and testing hypotheses. After the program, teams will present their findings from the customer development process and receive real time feedback form the I-Corps teaching team.



$ Free (Application required to participate.)


Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD, 20715


Ayo Akinkugbe

Phone: 3018604753