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I-Corps at NIH

You’ve Created the Technology. Put It to Work with I-Corps.

I-Corps at NIH is an entrepreneurship training program specifically designed for companies that received Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer funding from NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During this 8-week, hands-on program, you’ll learn how to focus your business plan and get the tools to bring your treatment to the patients who need it most. And there's no cost to you - a $55,000 supplement covers program costs.

I-Corps at NIH Program Benefits

  • Receive training from biotech sector experts
  • Hone your target market by engaging with potential customers
  • Expand your professional network
  • Build the confidence and skills to create a comprehensive business model
  • Gain years of entrepreneurial skills in only weeks
Watch this webinar recording to learn about commercialization support for Phase I SBIR/STTR grantees.
Watch the FY2023 I-Corps at NIH webinar recording.
Watch testimonial videos from past participants.

Read the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) (PAR-22-073) and the notice for 2024 Cohorts (NOT-OD-23-188).

Upcoming application deadline: November 15, 2023, 5:00 p.m., your local time.

Apply for I-Corps at NIH 

Questions of a general nature about the I-Corps program may be directed to:

Eric Padmore, MHSA
NIH Office of Extramural Research
Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED)

For Agency, Institute, and Center Specific Scientific/Research (Program) contact(s), please see below:

I-Corps at NIH Contact Information


Name & Contact

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Saroj Regmi

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Paek Lee

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Stephanie Davis

National Human Genomic Research Institute (NHGRI)

Ian Nova

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

NIA Small Business Programs

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Megan Ryan

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Natalia Kruchinin

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Xibin Wang

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Sai Majji

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Roger L. Miller

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Orlando Lopez

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Daniel Gossett

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Elena Koustova

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Daniel Shaughnessy

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Eddie Billingslea

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Paige Anderson

National Institute Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Emily Caporello

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Kristopher Bough

National Institute on Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Michael Banyas

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Emrin Horgusluoglu-Moloch

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Krishna Balakrishnan

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Miguel Contreras

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/NCEZID)

Amy Yang

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/NIOSH)

Marcienne Wright