Iowa State University (ISU) has been named a National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps site (NSF I-Corps). As one of the newest NSF I-Corps sites in the country, the goal of ISU is to build and maintain a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in faculty, students and research staff.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) have developed the Iowa State’s I-Corps Program. Guru Rao, Associate Vice President for Research, is the principal investigator for this project. Co-principal investigators, Kristine Johansen and William Adamowski, both program managers with EDIR, work to cultivate relationships with industry and run Iowa State’s Startup Factory.
ISU will host two informational meetings:
The meetings will provide an overview of the I-Corps program of how it can help explore the commercial potential of research discovery or innovation, and increase its effectiveness. The meetings will also outline the process for participation by students, post-docs, staff and faculty.