Accelerate UConn is UConn’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site. Its mission is to catalyze the transition of new scientific discoveries and capabilities from the lab to the marketplace. Participating teams will receive an introduction to the most critical elements of the I-Corps Curriculum and Lean Launchpad methodology. Over the course of 7 weeks, teams will learn how to determine the market opportunity for their product or technology. Winners receive seed grants of up to $3,000 and business training to accelerate the commercialization process for early-stage technologies developed at UConn.
Both UConn faculty and students are highly encouraged to participate in this program. Accelerate UConn will help facilitate team formation and find ways to help connect faculty with students, students with faculty, and all teams with industry-based mentors. The deadline to apply for Fall 2016 is September 9.