“Introduction to I-Corps” workshop has been added to TransTech Conference

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has just sponsored the TransTech Energy Business Development Program to host an introduction to the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) workshop. The introduction will be a half day session devoted to explaining what I-Corps is all about and the benefits of receiving the training.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) launched the “Innovation Corps” (I-Corps) program about 8 years ago to move more funded research to commercialization and to benefit the world; and the Department of Energy (DOE) has since adopted it. I-Corps helps prepare faculty, researchers, students—really anyone with an innovative idea and an entrepreneurial spirit—to identify valuable product opportunities and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery with guidance from established entrepreneurs.

According to Randy Quinn, director of the I-Corps program at WVU, “Essentially, I-Corps is an “entrepreneur bootcamp” for anyone to discover what it’s like to take a product to market and determine whether their idea for a new product or technology can be successful.”

The new dates for TransTech are now:

October 28 – 30, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA

More info on the Intro to I-Corps workshop to come soon! In the meantime, if you have questions, contact Randolph.quinn@mail.wvu.edu.