I-CORPS

Where Discoveries Begin

Other Funding
  • Program Type
    Other Funding
  • Funding Award
    Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR/STTR Phase I)
  • Submission Deadline
    03/03/2022
  • Program Duration
    01/11/2022 - 03/03/20222
  • Industry Focus
    Academia, Industry
  • Program Type
    Other Funding
  • Funding Award
    NSF Small Business Innovation Research Programs Phase II (SBIR/STTR Phase II)
  • Submission Deadline
    03/03/2022
  • Program Duration
    01/11/2022 - 03/03/20222
  • Industry Focus
    Academia, Industry

The National Science Foundation supports fundamental research and education in science and engineering. NSF’s role results in new knowledge and tools as well as a capable, innovative workforce. These complementary building blocks of innovation have led to revolutionary technological advances and wholly new industries.

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I-Corps Hubs

The I-Corps Hubs will serve national needs through five areas of responsibility:

  1. 1. Create and implement tools, resources, and training activities that enhance the nation's innovation capacity.
  2. 2. Identify, develop, and support promising research that can generate economic value.
  3. 3. Gather, analyze, evaluate, and utilize the data and insights resulting from the experiences of those participating in local, regional, and national I-Corps programs.
  4. 4. Provide opportunities to diverse communities of innovators.
  5. 5. Share and leverage effective innovation practices on a national scale to improve the quality of life throughout the nation.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.

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