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I-Corps Hub Northeast Region NOVUS Program at Rutgers

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.




Who Should Attend: (Individuals and teams from any Rutgers University campus are invited)

Rutgers University faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, and alumni who are developing a scientific or technical discovery.

Individuals, including community members and local entrepreneurs, who want to learn how innovation happens at the Rutgers University and potentially join a team.

Student Organization / Program Leaders who want to learn more about how I-Corps can benefit their members.

Infographic for I-Corps Northeast Hub Novus at Rutgers in-person event, April 10, 2024, 12pm-4pm at Rutgers Newark

Networking Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by Monday, April 5, 2023.

Learn about the impact your research or innovation could have in solving real-world problems by attending the Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers-Newark, a half-day introduction to I-Corps, co-hosted by the Rutgers-Newark Research OfficeRutgers Newark-School of Graduate StudiesRutgers Office for Researchand the NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub.

The Novus I-Corps Program at Rutgers-Newark 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 leaders in Tech Transfer to guide your journey
  • Learn tips for success from an I-Corps Alumni Panel sharing their experience
  • 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 fast-tracked to an upcoming 4-week regional I-Corps Program and have access to a $3,000 NSF grant to do Customer Discovery. Teams who complete 20+ interviews after Novus can become eligible to apply for the $50k National I-Corps Teams program.

    Applications for the Propelus I-Corps Program (Apr 2024) are being accepted; the required sessions are as follows:

    • Propelus I-Corps dates*: Apr 2, 5, 12, 26, 2024 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET (Tues/Fri morning schedule)
    • Propelus Application Deadline: March 12, 2024