The I-Corps program teaches entrepreneurial skills to teams of faculty, students, and/or staff at University of Massachusetts Lowell, The University of Massachusetts Medical School, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Middlesex Community College.
The program is experiential. You will learn entrepreneurial skills while participating in the program.
Faculty members with unique research-based innovations can determine the commercialization potential of their innovations are encouraged to apply using the UMass Lowell I-Corps online Application. Faculty are encouraged to enlist the help of a graduate student or a post-doc who can help advance the team’s efforts by participating in workshops and training seminars, doing the work associated with identifying viable markets for new products and technology, and developing a strategy to bring them to market.
Students developing new ideas that are not linked to their graduate program or a faculty member's research are encouraged to come together as a group of 2-3 individuals with complementary skill sets. They should consider enlisting the advice and counsel of a faculty member who has relevant technical or industry-based information. While this faculty member may not be expected to be involved in the day-to-day operations of the fledgling business, or participate fully in workshops or training activities, they might provide:
Key benefits to I-Corps teams include:
If you are looking for a technology to commercialize should contact the Office of Technology Commercialization via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 978-934-4708 where they can learn about technologies invented at UMass Lowell that may be available for licensing.
If you are interested in applying please fill out an UMass Lowell I-Corps online Application as well as a Financial Plan (xls).
The financial plan (xls) can be uploaded in the application. Start the I-Corp Customer Discovery Training module or log an interview.
In addition if you have any questions regarding the application or financial plan please contact Thomas O'Donnell by email: email@example.com.