Scientists and Engineers with New Technologies

  • Explore the potential impact of your new technology
  • Learn how to assess the market opportunity and pathway for your invention
  • Get entrepreneurial training, support, and up to $50,000 for customer discovery
  • Strengthen your SBIR/STTR proposal if pursuing a startup

MIT has received an award from the NSF to establish the NE I-Corps and deliver I-Corps training to participants across New England. Our mission is to increase research-based technology commercialization capabilities and activities in the region.

We offer programs that provide researchers with support and seed micro-grants to accelerate the exploration of potential applications for a technology. Researchers, engineers, and others working on STEM-related technology may enroll and engage in a customer discovery process for their innovation.

These programs are held at universities and institutions across New England, including MIT. They are offered year-round.

Completing an I-Corps regional or site course may qualify teams for participation in the NSF I-Corps Teams advanced customer discovery program.