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Platform Technology Assessment Workshop

November 28 @ 9:00 am - December 5 @ 1:00 pm EST


Registration is now Closed. Questions can be directed to info@greatlakesicorps.org


About the Workshop


This Platform Technology Assessment Workshop is designed for innovators who have developed breakthrough and/or early-stage technologies that could be developed for multiple market applications, and who now need to determine a starting point and trajectory to achieve their vision.



This program is primarily intended for teams accepted into the 2024 Winter National I-Corps cohorts. In addition to your Technical Lead, Entrepreneurial Lead, and Industry Mentor, we recommend that you include your technology commercialization manager. As a group, you will:


  • Refine your understanding of the unique, differentiating capabilities of your technology.
  • Identify real-world problems your technology has the potential to solve better than available alternatives.
  • Assess and prioritize the feasibility of potential application opportunities based on level of uncertainty, risk, and market potential.
  • Design an overall development roadmap including your initial “lilypad” application and risk-mitigation strategy.



Through this course, you will:


  • Identify a lower risk path to high impact commercial innovation.
  • Inform your use-inspired research agenda.
  • Identify an effective starting point for customer discovery in the NSF I-Corps Teams program.
  • Upon completion of the workshop, you will have identified a logical starting point for your commercialization journey as well as a longer-term roadmap of innovation opportunities to guide your research and strengthen your case for commercialization funding.


Workshop Dates

The workshop consists of two sessions:

  • November 28, 9am-1pm ET
  • December 5, 9am-1pm ET


November 28 @ 9:00 am EST
December 5 @ 1:00 pm EST
Event Category:


Great Lakes Regional I-Corps Hub
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