MIN-Corps is hosting a series of seminars and coaching that teach innovators how to translate research to products with real-world impact. The events are free to UMN Grad Students, Postdocs, Fellows, Research Scientists & Faculty.
Innovation Commercialization + Entrepreneurship = Impact
11:30-1:00 p.m. at The Toaster, the new innovation hub, at Walter Library on the East Bank.
- NSF I-Corps: From Lab to Impact (2/17)
- Launching a Science/Tech Startup (3/02)
- Assessing a Science/Tech Opportunity (4/06)
- Help! Startup and Commercialization Resources (5/04)
Increasing Research Impact Through Commercialization (for Veterinary Innovators)
Noon -1:30 in St Paul.
- Intellectual Property Basics and Processes (2/11)
- Working with a Corporate Research Partner or Sponsor (2/25)
- Experiences of Veterinary Innovators in Startups & Established Firms (3/17)
- Academic and Industry Researcher Roles in Commercialization (4/07)
Value Proposition Design Workshops
Four half-day hands-on sessions: product-market fit, customer discovery, pathway to commercialization, market assessment. NSF-funded grants (up to $3,000) available for customer research. Successful completion can lead to nomination to the I-Corps National Teams program, including a $50,000 grant.
- Medical (2/26, 3/04, 3/18, 4/01)
- Science & Engineering (2/27, 3/05, 3/19, 4/2)
- Agriculture, Food & Environment (2/28, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3)
Emerging Opportunities Forums
From Tech Comm Discovery Launch Pad and Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship.
- Securing Intellectual Property (2/25)
- Digital Marketing for High Tech Startups (3/17)
- Early Stage Startup Funding (4/14)
- The Cap Table and Preserving Equity (4/21)