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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 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.

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

IN THE NEWS

Midwest Universities Form Innovation Alliance

Supported by a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) program, this new alliance establishes The Midwest I-Corps™ Node, which is led by the University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurship, with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, and the University of Toledo.