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Register for customer discovery training program by Sept. 24

News for Researchers

September 3, 2020

Registration is now available for a fully remote, free customer discovery training program that runs Sept. 29 through Nov. 11.

The registration deadline is Sept. 24. Register and learn more about the program here.

The non-credit program is open to University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty, students, staff and postdoctoral scholars interested in strategies for connecting research with market applications. It is based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, which helps researchers develop a value proposition and customer segmentation. After identifying and interviewing prospective customers, researchers can use feedback to guide decisions about a startup company or technology commercialization.

The program features three evening training sessions — which will be held via Zoom — led by a team of Nebraska instructors and an NSF I-Corps instructor. It also includes office hours with instructors between sessions. Participants may sign up individually or in teams of up to five people. The program cohort will be limited to 12 teams. 

Sponsoring organizations include NUtech Ventures, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Combine Incubator and the National Strategic Research Institute.

For questions about the program, contact Joy Eakin, NUtech operations manager, 402-472-1783.


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