Innovation Corps

MIN-Corps, an I-Corps site

MIN-Corps is the University of Minnesota site of the National Innovation Corps (I-Corps), with funding from the National Science Foundation and additional support from MnDRIVE (Minnesota’s Discovery, Research, and InnoVation Economy), 3M and individual benefactors.  We are part of an NSF initiative to expand STEM innovators' skill sets out of the laboratory to translate their discoveries to real-world impact. To learn more about MIN-Corps leadership and participants, click here.

MIN-Corps by the numbers 2014-2017


MIN-Corps offers a variety of short-term, non-credit bootcamps and workshops aimed at catalyzing technology commercialization across the University of Minnesota.

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STARTUP Participant Experience: Be.Strong.Peaceful.

STARTUP: Customer Development and Testing

Students and researchers use the STARTUP course to test business model assumptions. By meeting with potential customers and partners, participants make the first step towards technology commercialization.

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