DC I-Corps, in partnership with BioHealth Innovation, Inc., has developed a new, NSF-supported program designed to foster, grow and nurture the life science innovation ecosystem in the Mid-Atlantic Region and is now accepting applications for its spring cohort, beginning on May 12th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis up until that date.

Open to research teams and aspiring entrepreneurs from the National Institutes of Health and other federal laboratories, the free program guides researchers in exploring the commercial potential of their inventions.

Through DC I-Corps, you will:

  • Learn how to assess the commercial value of life science technologies through a customer discovery process;
  • Work closely with six or more real-world advisors that have startup, venture capital, and technology commercialization experience over a five-week period; and
  • Come to a clear go or no-go decision regarding the commercial potential of your technology.

The program is geared towards innovations coming from medical / health / and life sciences. DC I-Corps builds upon the successful National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program. The program is jointly offered by the University of Maryland, BioHealth Innovation, Inc., George Washington University, and Virginia Tech.

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