I-Corps Regional Course at ARPA-E - March 2023

Course Overview In this hybrid course (February 27 - March 31), a select group of energy researchers working on deep tech energy innovations will "get out of their comfort zone" and talk to customers at the ARPA-E Summit to identify the best product-market fit. The course begins online and culminates with a trip to Washington DC for the ARPA-E Summit. 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 (virtual and in person) 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, February 9

Course Dates

Course opens for pre-course work: Monday, February 27 Session 1 (virtual): Tuesday, March 7 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 2 (virtual): Wednesday, March 8 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 3 (virtual): Thursday, March 9 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 4 (virtual): Wednesday, March 15 TBD Session 5a (ARPA-E): Wednesday, March 22 8:00 am - 9:30 am Office Hours (ARPA-E): Wednesday, March 22 TBD Session 5b (ARPA-E): Thursday, March 23 8:00 am - 9:30 am Office Hours (ARPA-E): Thursday, March 23 TBD Session 5c (ARPA-E): Friday, March 24 8:00 am - 9:30 am Session 6 (virtual): Friday, March 31 10:00 am - 12:00 pm *There will be scheduled office hours meetings with teams and instructors during session 4 and between sessions 5a, 5b, and 5c. 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?



Entrepreneurial Lead Information
The Entrepreneurial Lead could be a Post-Doctoral scholar, graduate or other student, or other personnel with relevant knowledge of the technology, who might like to lead the team in the I-Corps Teams national program. See here for more information.





N/A if no members of your team are students, faculty, staff, or researchers at a university.


N/A if your team is not affiliated with an incubator/accelerator.
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 the IN I-Corps Hub 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