Biotech I-Corps Regional Course
BIO Convention (Boston, MA)
In this ~month long hybrid course (May 15 - June 16), a select group of researchers working on biotechnology innovations will "get out of their comfort zone" and talk to customers at the BIO International Convention to identify the best product-market fit
.The course begins online and culminates with a trip to Boston, MA for the BIO International Convention. Up to $5,000 (depending on team size) in travel reimbursement funding will be available for accepted teams*.
You may apply with a team of 1-3 people. Teams may not split attendance between members. Please only include the members of your team that will be fully participating in the course. All team members are required to attend and participate fully in every course session and complete all coursework. This is important for two reasons:
1) Course learning is cumulative
2) Only team members who personally complete the full course can be considered for NSF lineage and a nomination for national I-Corps Teams
Application Closes: Wednesday, April 26
Course DatesCourse opens for pre-course work: Monday, May 15, 2023
Session 1 Monday May 22, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2a Wednesday May 24, 2023 TBD office hours**
Session 2b Friday May 26, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2c Wednesday May 31, 2023 TBD office hours**
Session 3a Monday June 5, 2023 8:00 am - 10:00 amSession 3b Tuesday June 6, 2023 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Session 4 Tuesday June 6, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Session 5a Wednesday June 7, 2023 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Session 5b Wednesday June 14, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session 6 Friday June 16, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bold is in-person at BIO Convention
*travel reimbursement only available for domestic travel. The NSF I-Corps program is intended for individuals within the US.
**There will be scheduled office hours meetings with teams and instructors between sessions 1 & 2b and between sessions 3 & 5a. Meeting times will depend on the availability of the teams and the instructors.