Application Deadline: 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Applications to the NSF I-Corps program at UCI Beall Applied Innovation are now open! This quarterly program is a great opportunity for students and researchers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields to learn to take their research from the lab to the marketplace.

Brief Description: NSF I-Corps is a four week, immersive boot camp that teaches researchers how to conduct market research and find product-market fit for their great ideas. This program meets once a week and is designed for researchers doing work in the STEM fields. 

I-Corps is designed to help you:

  • Kick start your innovation with up to $2000 in funding
  • Successfully translate university research to technologies in the market
  • Obtain skills and training essential for professional development
  • Explore alternative career paths (entrepreneurship, business, marketing)


October 2, 2019 – Mandatory orientation (link)

October 11, 2019 – Application deadline (link)

Cost: FREE!

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I-Corps Applications Due October 11


Take your great idea from the lab into the marketplace

I-Corps, an NSF-funded program, encourages researchers in the STEM field to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates basic-research products toward commercialization.

Benefits of participating in I-Corps at UCI Beall Applied Innovation

  • Receive funding for up to $2,200 that can be used for travel and customer discovery expenses.
  • Access infrastructure, resources, advice, networking opportunities, training and more through UCI Beall Applied Innovation's entrepreneurial network.
  • Increase your success rate for commercialization funding opportunities (e.g. SBIR, CIA, PFI, POP Grants).

Important dates and deadlines

**If you are unable to attend the mandatory orientation, please contact us at