Lean LaunchPad 101 – Research Commercialization Through I-Corps and Other Resources
How does an innovation emerge from the lab to succeed in the marketplace? What are the resources available to support the commercialization process?
This seminar introduces the Lean Launchpad methodology that was developed at Stanford University to translate university innovations into successful licensed products and business ventures, and has been adopted as “I-Corps” by NSF, NIH and other federal grant-making agencies. We will discuss the tools and processes that help:
- Determine if there is customer demand for an innovation
- Translate technical ideas into customer solutions that generate commercial and/or social value
We will also give an overview of commercialization resources, including:
- MIN-Corps, the University of Minnesota site of the NSF-supported National Innovation Corps (I-Corps)
- I-Corps Great Lakes Region Hub
- NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)
- Technology Commercialization office at the University of Minnesota
- Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator
- Launch Minnesota
This seminar is appropriate for University of Minnesota masters degree and PHD students, post-docs, research staff and faculty.