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Oklahoma State University
Technology Development Center

A unit in the Division of the Vice President for Research

OSU NSF I-Corps Site Program

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The Technology Development Center, along with the OSU Research Foundation and Cowboy Technologies, LLC, have partnered with the School of Entrepreneurship to bring the National Science Foundation I-Corps program to the State of Oklahoma.  

The I-Corps program was created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011 to commercialize academic research. NSF offers select team participants from US academic institutions the opportunity to participate in a special, accelerated 7-week version of Stanford University’s Lean LaunchPad course that is hosted by I-Corps Nodes periodically throughout the year called a National Cohort.  Acceptance to a National Cohort is accompanied by a $50,000 grant to support team travel to the National Cohort workshops and also commercialization efforts that include customer travel, prototyping materials, and/or research student pay. The NSF can provide upto $1.6 million for the project which is contingent upon the completion of I-Corps program. The I-Corps program engages teams of scientists, engineers, and researchers to understand the potential value of their technology and move technologies out of the lab and into the market by talking to potential customers, partners and competitors and encountering the challenges and uncertainty of successful technology commercialization.

To learn more or find how how you can be a part of an I-Corps team, go to