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I-Corps Hub Northeast Region NOVUS Program

Date & Time

Friday, February 16, 2024, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Information Session



Rutgers University faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, and alumni who are developing a scientific or technical discovery.
Individuals, including students, community members, local entrepreneurs and startup founders, who want to learn about innovation at Rutgers and potentially be matched to a team.
Student organization / program leaders who want to learn more about how I-Corps can benefit their members.

Infographic for I-Corps Novus program at Rutgers Feb. 16, 2024

NOTE:Light Breakfast and Networking Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by Friday, February 9, 2024.

Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending our Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers University, an introduction to I-Corps, co-sponsored by the Northeast I-Corps Hub, Rutgers Office for Researchand the Hatchery Innovation Studio.

The Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers University provides an opportunity for individuals and teams with innovations to:

  • Shift the mindset from science and technology to the learning about the people it could benefit
  • Understand how Customer Discovery drives innovation (and gets you out of the building!)
  • Meet local I-Corps Program Leaders and Tech Transfer Officers to guide your journey
  • Learn tips for success from an I-Corps Alumni Panel sharing their experience
  • (Optional) Network with innovation-minded individuals to help form teams or guide your next steps


  • TRAINING: Three-hour training introducing the I-Corps Lean LaunchPad approach to evaluating technologies through customer-discovery research, focused on identifying the technology’s potential for development in a startup or other venture.
  • NETWORKING: Build relationships with local I-Corps program leaders to get guidance and support. Individuals can form teams to be eligible to apply for the Regional I-Corps program.
  • PREPARATION: Attendees will be prepared to begin a journey of Customer Discovery with their own team or with a team they newly created.
  • FOLLOW-ON OPPORTUNITIES: Attendees can be poised to succeed in a future 4-week Regional I-Corps Program gaining access to a $3,000 NSF grant to do Customer Discovery.