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Midwest I-Corps Node to become
NSF I-Corps Hub: Great Lakes Region

Midwest region one of five Hubs across the country awarded by NSF

In an effort to nurture a regional innovation ecosystem and move more discoveries from the research lab to the real world, the National Science Foundation has established a Great Lakes Innovation Corps Hub that’s led by the University of Michigan and involves 11 universities in eight states.

The $15 million Hub is one of five across the country that NSF announced today as it continues to evolve the I-Corps program it launched a decade ago. I-Corps trains scientists and engineers to carry their promising ideas and technologies beyond the university and into the marketplace to benefit society.

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The no. 1 reason that startups fail: Building a product that does not solve a customer’s need.

The Midwest I-CorpsTM Node hosts world-class training programs designed to get researchers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and accelerate the transfer of cutting-edge research into commercial success.

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Learn how to identify target markets, assess customer needs, and pivot to best serve your end users.

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Start working with a team to investigate the commercial landscape surrounding your innovative technology.

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FAIL FASTER

The no. 1 reason that startups fail: Building a product that does not solve a customer’s need.

The Midwest I-CorpsTM Node serves as a hub for education, infrastructure and research that engages academic scientists and engineers in innovation. We host world-class training programs designed to get researchers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and accelerate the transfer of cutting-edge research into commercial success.

ATTEND A COURSE

Learn how to identify target markets, assess customer needs, and pivot to best serve your end users.

FIND A PROGRAM

Start working with a team to investigate the commercial landscape surrounding your innovative technology.

BECOME A PARTNER

MWIN is always looking for mentors, partners and affiliates to work with. Help us extend our network across the Midwest.