Explore the market potential of a research-based innovation.
Develop the commercialization narrative for an SBIR/STTR proposal.
Qualify for the NSF national I-Corps Teams program.
It all starts with value proposition design....
VALUE PROPOSITION DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE
A demanding certificate course with instruction and mentoring by experts in tech commercialization. Five hands-on sessions: lean launch pad intro, product-market fit, customer discovery, pathway to commercialization, market assessment. NSF-funded grants (up to $3,000) for customer research. Successful completion can lead to nomination to I-Corps National Teams, including a $50,000 grant for intense customer research and business model design. This course is designed for innovators exploring the commercialization potential of specific research-based innovations.
Medical: Feb 10, Feb 17, Mar 3, Mar 17, Mar 31 noon-2:00pm - Register Here
Taught by Martha Sewall, medial innovation consultant and former executive at Smiths Medical, who has launched >15 medical products.
Science & Engineering: Feb 11, Feb 18, Mar 4, Mar 18, Apr 1 noon-2:00pm - Register Here
Taught by Dale Nugent, engineering innovation consultant and former Venture Executive at the UMN Technology Commercialization office.
VALUE PROPOSTION DESIGN "LIGHT" WEBINAR
Same content as the above VPD certificate courses, but no homework, no need for a specific innovation, no mentors, and no grants. A good way to gain exposure to the concepts before taking the plunge.
Five-session sequence: Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22 4:00-6:00pm - Register Here