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University of Rochester

IN I-Corps at
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The University of Rochester is one of the partner institutions that make up the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Hub: Interior Northeast Region. IN I-Corps aims to expand the nation’s geography of innovation by creating a cohesive innovation ecosystem that delivers inclusive models of education and workforce training designed for and by innovators in rural regions and small cities.

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Upcoming Events

Regional I-Corps Courses and Info Sessions are open to anyone, regardless of University affiliation or geographic location. Courses can be virtual or hybrid, and sometimes are intended for innovators in a specific field. For a list of all upcoming events, please see the IN I-Corps Events page.

News

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From Ideas to Industry: Exploring Market Potential with the Battery Show Hybrid Course 2560 1707 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

From Ideas to Industry: Exploring Market Potential with the Battery Show Hybrid Course

This fall, researchers developing battery technologies explored the market potential of their innovations in a specialized I-Corps regional course led by the Interior Northeast I-Corps Hub. The course began with two weeks of virtual entrepreneurship training, then moved to an in-person format at the Battery Show conference in Detroit, MI.

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Photo: GEM Fellows I-Corps Course 2023 cohort.
GEM Fellows Course Aims to Broaden Impact of STEM Innovation 2560 1553 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

GEM Fellows Course Aims to Broaden Impact of STEM Innovation

IN I-Corps hosted a regional course specifically for GEM Fellows as a part of the Inclusion in Innovation Initiative, which aims to increase participation in I-Corps and commercialization activity among STEM researchers across diverse backgrounds.

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BioTech Innovators Engage with Customers at BIO 2560 1722 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

BioTech Innovators Engage with Customers at BIO

This June, a group of researchers developing biotechnology innovations conducted customer discovery interviews at the 2023 BIO International Convention (BIO) in Boston through a tailored I-Corps regional course hosted by the Interior Northeast I-Corps Hub (IN I-Corps).

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Team

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Wendi Heinzelman

Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University of Rochester

James Zavislan

James Zavislan

Professor, The Institute of Optics, The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University of Rochester

Heidi Mergenthaler

Heidi Mergenthaler

Senior Program Manager, Ain Center for Entrepreneurship

University of Rochester

Teri Sciarabba

Teri Sciarabba

Program Assistant

University of Rochester

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