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The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) Hubs form the operational backbone of the National Innovation Network (NIN), which consists of universities, NSF-funded and other researchers, established entrepreneurs, local and regional entrepreneurial communities, and federal agencies.

Hubs work collaboratively to build and sustain diverse and inclusive innovation networks across the country. Through its national and regional training programs, Hubs train researchers to bring promising ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Hubs strategic goals

Hubs strategic goals

Hubs have three strategic goals within the NIN:

  1. Training - Deliver regional I-Corps training at partner institutions, and staff national instructional teams.
  2. Expansion - Identify, recruit and support teams for regional I-Corps training and recommend teams for the national I-Corps program.  Grow the Hub by identifying new member institutions.
  3. Evaluation, assessment and research - Collect and analyze data from participants in the regional program to evaluate and improve on the Hub's performance, and conduct entrepreneurial research.

Award Number 2229385

Hub member institutions include:

  • Arizona State University — Lead
  • Boise State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Hawai‘i
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Award Number 2048612

Hub member institutions include:

  • University of Michigan — Lead
  • Iowa State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Purdue University
  • The University of Akron
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • The University of Iowa
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • The University of Toledo
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Award Number 2229452

Hub member institutions include:

  • North Dakota State University — Lead
  • Dakota State University
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Nebraska Omaha
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Wyoming

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Award Number 2229430

Hub member institutions include:

  • Cornell University — Lead
  • Binghamton University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Syracuse University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • The University of Vermont
  • West Virginia University

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Award Number 2044502

Hub member institutions include:

  • University of Maryland College Park — Lead
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • The George Washington University
  • Hampton University
  • Howard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Virginia Tech

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Award Number 2229521

Hub member institutions include:

  • Vanderbilt University — Lead
  • George Mason University
  • Jackson State University
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Tennessee State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Virginia

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Award Number 1048498

Hub member institutions include:

  • The City University of New York — Lead
  • Columbia University
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • New York University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rockefeller University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stony Brook University
  • University at Albany
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Award Number 2048602

Hub member institutions include:

  • Princeton University — Lead
  • Delaware State University
  • Drexel University
  • Lehigh University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University
  • Rowan University
  • Temple University
  • University of Delaware

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Award Number 2229453

Hub member institutions include:

  • The University of Texas at Austin — Lead
  • Louisiana State University
  • New Mexico State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Rice University
  • Texas A&M University
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio

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Award Number 2048703

Hub member institutions include:

  • University of Southern California - lead
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • The University of New Mexico
  • The University of Utah

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I-Corps Hubs

I-Corps Hubs

I-Corps Hubs form the operational backbone of the National Innovation Network. Learn about their responsibilities and the criteria for joining a Hub or creating a new one.