Applications open for campus entrepreneurship program

News for Researchers

Posted January 7, 2022 by Alyssa Amen

Join Nebraska faculty, staff and students for a spring semester program to learn strategies about connecting research innovation with market applications. The program begins Feb. 7, and participants may apply individually or in teams of up to five people. The application deadline is Feb. 3.

Learn more about the program and apply here.

The free, non-credit program, called Nebraska Introduction to Customer Discovery, is based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps, which helps researchers develop a value proposition and customer segmentation. After identifying and interviewing prospective customers, researchers use feedback to guide decisions about a startup company or technology commercialization.

The program features four evening sessions held via Zoom, led by a team of campus instructors and an NSF National I-Corps instructor. It also includes office hours with instructors between sessions.

Space in the program is limited. Applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program a few days in advance.

Sponsoring organizations include NUtech Ventures, UNL’s Center for Entrepreneurship, Invest Nebraska, the Nebraska Business Development Center and the National Strategic Research Institute.

To learn more about participant experiences in the program, visit NUtech Ventures’ Q&A page.

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