I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS

Technology Management


Application Deadline September 17, 2018.

Does your latest discovery have commercial value? Would a potential "customer" of your research welcome your technology, protocol, or intervention?

The I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS, a joint MassTERi/UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) initiative, is designed to support the translation of biomedical research by providing early-stage education and strategic guidance to faculty, staff and students during the ideation phase of technology development.

Designed specifically for the biomedical researcher at UMass, it guides interdisciplinary teams through a hands-on process of understanding the market for their technology utilizing a proven customer discovery methodology.

This short course is a pre-cursor to a selective and intense set of courses run by the NIH and NSF and known as I-Corps. The I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS is designed to give teams a feeling if they and their opportunity are ready to apply for the national classes held by NIH and NSF. This short course maintains the intensity of the full I-Corps program but limits the time commitment.

Program: Dates: Times: Location
Kick-off Workshop:        October 23, 2018 (in person) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm                 TBD
Week 2: 30-minute online "office hours" with teaching team, flexible timing 
Week 3: November 6, 2018: 2-hour webinar, must attend online
Week 4: 30-minute online "office hours" with teaching team, flexible timing
Week 5: November 20, 2018 (in person) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm TBD


Registration is a pre-requisite.  Please read and understand the requirements of the Syllabus before applying (please note: 2017 course syllabus is currently posted, which will be updated for this course).



Please click on the Registration link above to apply for the Fall course.