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Innovation to Impact: Missouri University of Science and Technology I-Corps – Spring 2024

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - April 22 @ 6:00 pm CDT


Course Description

This local NSF I-Corps-based program offered by Missouri S&T is a six week course designed to provide researchers and innovators with the skills and tools necessary to identify and validate customer needs, develop a compelling value proposition, and achieve product-market fit.


This virtual course will cover:

  • Principles of customer discovery
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Survey design
  • Identifying your value proposition


Participants will learn how to use these insights to develop a unique value proposition and refine their product offering to meet the needs of their target market. Through hands-on exercises, case studies, and expert mentorship, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the innovation process and how to increase their chances of commercial success.


Course Benefits

  • Develop best practices for conducting customer discovery and identifying key stakeholders.
  • Learn, practice, and hone your innovation skills.
  • Improve the odds for commercial success.
  • Understand market trends and needs in your ecosystem.
  • Expand your network of like-minded peers, instructors, investors, customers, and mentors.
  • Obtain eligibility to apply for $50,000 grant from the National NSF I-Corps team grant.
  • Prepare for applying to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Course Schedule

  • Monday, March 11, 4pm – 6pm CT
  • Monday, March 18, 4pm – 6pm CT
  • Monday, April 1, 4pm – 6pm CT
  • Monday, April 8, 4pm – 6pm CT
  • Monday, April 15, 4pm – 6pm CT
  • Monday, April 22, 4pm – 6pm CT
Registration Deadline is March 4th, 11:59 pm.
Please fill out the following application and you will be contacted by program staff regarding acceptance. Questions can be directed to Taisia Gordon, tgordon@mst.edu


March 11 @ 4:00 pm CDT
April 22 @ 6:00 pm CDT
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