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The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization.

Through I-Corps, NSF grantees learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery and guidance from established entrepreneurs.

Jessica Motherwell
NSF I-Corps Grant December 2018
“High-Content Tissue Assay for Oncology Drug Screening.”
Award Amount: $50,000

Asis Lopez
NSF I-Corps Grant March 2017
“Acoustic tweezing elastometry”
Award Amount: $50,000

Nicholas Pashos (BioAesthetics)
NSF I-Corps Grant June 2016
Award Amount: $50,000

Derek Dashti (D&P Bioinnovations)
NSF I-Corps Grant March 2016
“An Implantable, Bioresorbable Medical Device to Regenerate A Damaged Esophagus”
Award Amount: $50,000

David Tulman, Peter Lawson and Mei Wang (InstaPath)
NSF I-­Corps Grant November 2016
"Video-­rate structured illumination microscopy for point-­of-­care prostate biopsy diagnosis"
Award Amount: $50,000