In this hybrid course (December 13 - January 14), a select group of food and agriculture researchers working on deep tech innovations will "get out of their comfort zone" and talk to customers at the American Farm Bureau Federation conference to identify the best product-market fit. Funding for travel to Atlanta for AFBF may be available to qualified applicants.
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: Thursday, December 9
Course DatesCourse opens for pre-course work: Monday, December 13
Session 1 (Virtual): Monday, December 20 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 2a (Virtual): Tuesday, January 4 TBD *
Session 2b (At AFBF): Friday, January 7 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Session 3 (At AFBF): Friday, January 7 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 4 (At AFBF): Friday, January 7 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM *
Session 5a (At AFBF): Saturday, January 8 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Session 5b (At AFBF): Sunday, January 9 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Session 6 (Virtual): Friday, January 14 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*For sessions 2a and 4, each team will meet with the instructors for a 30 minute check-in. Meeting times will depend on the availability of the teams and the instructors.