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What is DC I-Corps?

The DC I-Corps Program is for investigators and entrepreneurs who are moving ideas from the research lab to the marketplace. 

The Innovative Strategies and Services Component of the CTSI-CN provides strategic consultancy for investigators and other personnel who are moving ideas and discoveries into products for commercialization.  This is a critical step and probably the most foreign to investigators as it is the one where getting out of the research environment is required.

Our CTSI-CN partner organization, George Washington University (GW), in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Johns Hopkins University has introduced a program that is designed to give researchers the Lean Startup skills and tools to advance down the commercialization path. The program is a combination of in person lectures/meetings held at GW, WebEx sessions and customer development interviews.

Who can use this resource?

DC I-CORPS applicants must meet certain requirements and be prepared to dedicate a significant amount of time to the program. Participation in the program is free, and a limited number of $5K commercialization grants are available to teams with eligible participating GW-appointed faculty, researchers, and/or students.

How do I Learn More?

To learn more about DC I-CORPS please visit:

Who should I contact for more information?

Please visit the CTSI-CN Faculty and Staff Directory and select the "Clinical Research Navigator" service area to find the person responsible for this resource.

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