You've identified a specific innovation that you think you may want to commercialize. Now what?
This program applies the Lean Startup approach and Customer Discovery methods to specific innovations. External industry executives, as well as experts from the Office for Technology Commercialization, the UMN Libraries, and the Carlson School of Management will be available to help.
You'll learn and apply the Lean LaunchPad customer development concepts promulgated by the NSF I-Corps program. Successful completion of this program by academic teams or ventures with university-licensed technologies can lead to qualification for recommendation to the National I-Corps Teams program, which includes a $30-50,000 grant.
Module 1: Product-Market Fit
Module 2: Customer Discovery
Module 3: Pathway to Commercialization
Module 4: Market Assessment