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What is Michigan I-Corps?

Discover why this program will change the economic landscape of the state of Michigan

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Benefits of Michigan I-Corps

  • A greater understanding of why technology has value and to whom.
  • Find a great market for your technology that you had not previously considered.
  • Gain an appreciation for what it takes to commercialize technology and the barriers to adoption.
  • You’re given a toolset that you can apply to many situations, including making your research better.
  • Greater self-confidence and presentation skills.
  • Save years and money by accelerating your understanding.
  • Your network will expand exponentially, as you’ll have priceless contact with teachers, investors, customers, and mentors.

I-Corps Testimonials

We are trying to make researchers more aware of what the commercial world is like, so they can make their research really address the needs of society.
Jonathan Fay, Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Practice, University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship
This program forces participants to reexamine everything
Jeff Bocan, Managing Director of Beringea, LLC
This program is intended to solve a very difficult problem: to go from science to a customer
David Hartman, Mentor-in-Residence, University of Michigan Technology Transfer Office
I’ve seen millions of dollars wasted over the years while learning painful lessons, and sometimes not even powerful lessons. These participants learn the most powerful lessons in a matter of weeks
Jeff Bocan, Managing Director of Beringea, LLC
We aren’t sitting in a room figuring out anything. We get out of the room, which is where the answers are found.
David Hartman, Mentor-in-Residence, University of Michigan Technology Transfer Office
“It really helped us think outside of the box.”
Nilton Renno, University of Michigan Professor of Aerospace
We were able to narrow down the customers who find our technology most useful to them.
Harvey Elliott, University of Michigan PostDoc

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