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I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS

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 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.

2023 Program:

2023 Dates:


Orientation Meetings: 
Wednesday, Sept 13th or
Tuesday, Sept 19th, 2023
3:30-4:00 PM
12:00 to 12:30 PM

Kick-off Workshop

Friday, Oct. 6, 2023

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Week 2

Week of Oct. 9, 2023

Office hours scheduled at your convenience

Week 3

Friday, Oct 20, 2023

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Week 4

Week of Oct. 23, 2023

Office hours scheduled at your convenience

Final Workshop

Friday, Nov. 3, 2023

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration is a pre-requisite. Please read and understand the requirements of the Syllabus before applying.


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

Program Leader

Nate Hafer, PhD

Director of Operations, UMCCTS
Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine
UMass Chan, Worcester

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Recorded on 4/13/2023

Application Deadline:
September 20, 2023

2023 Syllabus Link