I-Corps@SFI is a partnership between Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-CorpsTM) which seeks to build collaborative activities under the world-renowned NSF I-Corps programme.

Under this partnership, the SFI/NSF I-Corps@SFI Entrepreneurial Training Programme (ETP) supports Ireland-based research teams to participate in the NSF I-Corps Teams programme. The NSF I-Corps Teams programme provides researchers with real-world, hands-on, immersive learning about what it takes to successfully transfer knowledge that benefits society. As part of this programme, researchers discover impact opportunities through application of the NSF I-Corps evidence-based entrepreneurship methodology. This assists them to identify significant opportunities for their research, enhance the quality of evidence in assessment of that opportunity and reduce the time and risk associated with translating promising ideas to impact.

To complement the SFI/NSF I-Corps@SFI Entrepreneurial Training Programme (ETP), SFI has also created the I-Corps@SFI Academy. The I-Corps@SFI Academy provides introductory training for researchers in evidence-based entrepreneurship, and provides training for research translation professionals (e.g. Technology Transfer Office staff) based at Irish RPOs that enables them to support researchers in the application of the methodology. For further information please see here.

Timelines

To be announced.

Further Information

Please contact i-corps@sfi.ie for further information on the programmes associated with the I-Corps@SFI partnership.