I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course

What is the business case for your translational science?

Find out via the I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course. Based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, a leaded in federally-funded innovation and commercialization training in the United States, I-Corps@NCATS provides biomedical scientists, clinician scientists and engineers with a new approach to accelerate the translation of discoveries from the lab to clinical practice.

This five-week course runs from Jan. 18 to Feb. 15, 2019. Face-to-face sessions will take place at Penn State College of Medicine’s University Conference Center, 30 Conference Center Dr., Hershey, PA 17033.

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Who Should Attend Expand answer

Teams of faculty, postdocs and/or students with biomedical innovations or ideas should consider taking part in the I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course.

The program is open to all regional academic medical centers with CTSAs.

How it Works Expand answer

The five-week I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course will help participants connect with potential customers for a research project, protocol, service or prototype. Participants attend two face-to-face sessions (the kick-off and finale), but will conduct customer discovery during the three weeks in between, checking in virtually during “office hours.”

Participant Outcomes Expand answer
  • Determine the commercial viability of an innovation.
  • Develop a successful business case for securing funding.
  • Expand a network of innovation partners, mentors and potential collaborators.
  • Develop a new way of thinking about their research.
Agenda Expand answer
  • Week 1 (Jan. 18, 2019): Face-to-face kickoff meeting, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Penn State College of Medicine University Conference Center, Room 302B/C.
  • Week 2: 30-minute online “office hours” with teaching team; flexible timing, attendance is mandatory.
  • Week 3: Two-hour online webinar; attendance is mandatory.
  • Week 4: 30-minute online “office hours” with teaching team; flexible timing, attendance is mandatory.
  • Week 5 (Feb. 15, 2019): Face-to-face finale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., University Conference Center, Room 302B/C.
Teaching Team Expand answer
For Details Expand answer

Contact Kevin Harter at kharter@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-8496.