Learn from the best in energy & transportation!
> Make a plan
> Meet dozens of industry players, VCs & investors
> Get funding & go to market faster
I-Corps™ Energy and Transportation offers a customized curriculum to help teams of participating researchers discover the commercial potential of their technology, build a business model, and garner insights from leaders in the energy and transportation industries.
Well performing teams have a chance a being recommended to the National I-Corps program where they will work through the entire business model canvas and receive a $50,000 grant.
Who should participate?
- University and national lab researchers, including post-doctoral and graduate (PhD) researchers
- Corporate researchers interested in spin-off
- Research and development-focused entrepreneurs
Investigate and communicate the commercial potential of your technology
- Learn how to transfer your knowledge and IP into commercially viable products and processes attractive to industry, federal government, and investors
- Acquire business tools that will help position you for federal and private funding opportunities, strategic licensing arrangements, or new company creation
Expand your network
- Gain in-depth exposure to industry, entrepreneurs, investors, federal government and economic development professionals
- Collaborate with others and learn best practices ranging from new funding sources to working with industry on collaborative R&D
Develop a deeper knowledge of your market and customer
- Engage in an intensive, world-class curriculum that places you directly in touch with potential customers
- Participate in highly interactive, expert-led, market and technology discussions
THIS COULD BE YOU!
I-Corps Energy and Transportation participants have
> Secured over $3.8M in combined funding from DOE, ARPA-E, NSF and DoD with total funding of over $500K per team*
> Participated in Techstars Mobility, a prestigious business accelerator
> Developed first commercial prototypes and pilot plants for customer testing
> Engaged in 10 new corporate strategic partnerships
*of those that received funding
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