Biotech I-Corps Regional Course at BIO Convention (San Diego) - June 2022

Course Overview In this hybrid course (May 31 - June 22), 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. This course will be hosted by Cornell University and SUNY Binghamton. All accepted participants will receive travel funding and complementary convention registration. 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: Friday, May 27, 2022

Course Schedule (all times in Pacific Time)
Course opens for pre-course work: Tuesday, May 31 Session 1 (Virtual): Tuesday, June 7 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Session 2a (Virtual): Thursday, June 9 TBD* Session 2b (At BIO): Monday, June 13 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Session 3 (At BIO): Monday, June 13 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Session 4 (At BIO): Tuesday, June 14 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM* Session 5a (At BIO): Tuesday, June 14 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Session 5b (At BIO): Wednesday, June 15 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Session 6 (Virtual): Wednesday, June 22 2:00 PM - 4:00 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.
Application Questions


Please address: What does your technology do? How does it work? Why do you believe it is innovative?

Describe the customer need that you believe will be met by the proposed innovation.




Who needs your solution and is willing to pay for it?


N/A if your team is not affiliated with a university.

N/A if your team is not affiliated with an incubator/accelerator.


Team Lead Information




Team Member Information
Please only include the members of your team that will be fully participating in the course in this section. 










Advisors and Other Colleagues






By selecting "Yes," you are agreeing to provide UNY I-Corps with data about your business activities and agreeing to meet all regional course requirements below.
1. All team members listed above will attend and participate fully in every course session 2. All team members will complete the required coursework