INNOVATION. COLLABORATION. IMPACT.

REIMAGINING THE INNOVATION PROCESS FROM IDEATION TO IMPLEMENTATION

INNOVATION. COLLABORATION. IMPACT.

REIMAGINING THE INNOVATION PROCESS FROM IDEATION TO IMPLEMENTATION

INVENTION
TO IMPACT

THE NO. 1 REASON THAT STARTUPS FAIL: BUILDING A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT SOLVE A CUSTOMER’S NEED.

The NSF I-Corps Hub: Great Lakes Region engages academic scientists and engineers in innovation by providing world class educational programs designed to train researchers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and accelerate the transfer of cutting-edge research into commercial success.

LEARN ABOUT I-CORPS

The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program uses experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business, or industry requirements and challenges.

ATTEND A COURSE

Learn how to identify target markets, assess customer needs, and pivot to best serve your end users.

GET INVOLVED

Mentor a team, learn how to teach the I-Corps™ and Lean LaunchPad methodology, or join the NSF I-Corps Hub: Great Lakes Region as a member institution.

INVENTION
TO IMPACT

THE NO. 1 REASON THAT STARTUPS FAIL: BUILDING A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT SOLVE A CUSTOMER’S NEED.

The NSF I-Corps Hub: Great Lakes Region engages academic scientists and engineers in innovation by providing world class educational programs designed to train researchers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and accelerate the transfer of cutting-edge research into commercial success.

LEARN ABOUT I-CORPS

The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program uses experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business, or industry requirements and challenges.

ATTEND A COURSE

Learn how to identify target markets, assess customer needs, and pivot to best serve your end users.

GET INVOLVED

Mentor a team, learn how to teach the I-Corps™ and Lean LaunchPad methodology, or join the NSF I-Corps Hub: Great Lakes Region as a member institution.

UPCOMING EVENTS

University of Akron University of Chicago University of Illinois Iowa State University Michigan Technological University
University of Michigan University of Minnesota Missouri S&T Purdue University University of Toledo University of Milwaukee