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ICAT Playdate: Commercializing Research: Participating in the NSF I-Corps Program, Proof of Concept Funding and other strategies

Ended Mar 3, 2023
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Term: Spring 2023

Date: March 3rd, 2023

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Location: Creativity + Innovation District Living Learning Community

Instructor: Phyllis Newbill

Presented By: Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)

 

Description:

For research at Virginia Tech there are sometimes opportunities to commercialize that research, which can take the form of a startup or new venture. Unfortunately, many new startups fail. As a PhD student here at Virginia Tech, my goal is to launch a new venture based on my current research and I share parts of that journey. My experience includes participating in the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program, where the goal is to determine if there is a market opportunity. In addition, I share my experience leveraging Virginia Tech's Proof of Concept Program for initial product development, as well as other strategies I've learned about commercializing research. 

 

 

Speaker:    Will Makowski