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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).

Stay tuned for more information about application deadlines.

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

OrganizationName & 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)Steve Dearwent