NSF I-Corps Hub Great Plains Region – Summer Cohort
May 22 @ 9:00 am - June 22 @ 1:00 pm CDT
This 5-week online course will provide teams with access to an experiential learning process with customer discovery, aimed at successfully designing products and services that provide a clear benefit to customers. The learnings acquired will allow teams to gain insights that can be leveraged in crafting a focused and clear commercialization strategy for translating technology out of the lab and into the marketplace.
This course is about communicating with your customer ecosystem. Teams will learn to “channel” the voice of the customer, which gives partners and investors a more objective view of the foundations used to craft your commercialization strategy. The lectures support the teams by providing structure and best practices for customer engagement.
Anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset and a concept can apply.
However, to be able to pursue a National I-Corps training following a Regional Training, you will need to build a 3-5 member team consisting of a:
- Technical Lead
A faculty member who is the technology inventor and serves as principal investigator (PI), or a postdoctoral researcher who has expertise in the core technology area.
- Entrepreneurial Lead
A graduate student or postdoctoral researcher who leads the team and is committed to commercialization.
- Industry Mentor
An industry expert with business/entrepreneurial experience who is independent from the technology development and team.
MONDAY, MAY 22 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
INTRO TO CUSTOMER DISCOVERY
COACHING SESSION – DISCOVERY STRATEGY
THURSDAY, MAY 25 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
CUSTOMER VALUE PROPOSITIONS
COACHING SESSION – ECOSYSTEM MODELS
THURSDAY, JUNE 8 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
COACHING SESSION – CUSTOMER PROBLEMS
THURSDAY, JUNE 15 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
COACHING SESSION – CUSTOMER VALUE PROPS
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
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