Friday, October 4, 2019

Attend the MIN-Corps fall Innovation Value Proposition Design Workshops

Explore market and commercialization opportunities for your innovation at the Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-Corps) fall Innovation Value Proposition Design Workshops. Events are free to current University of Minnesota students, staff, and faculty.

Learn how to make your ideas a reality!


Explore market and commercialization opportunities for your innovation at the Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-Corps) fall Innovation Value Proposition Design Workshops. Workshops are free and open to current University of Minnesota students, staff, and faculty exploring the market potential of specific innovations emerging from their research.

Workshops are taught by instructors with discipline-specific technology commercialization experience, and attendees receive one-on-one advice from industry experts and entrepreneurs. MIN-Corps grants up to $3,000 to UMN-affiliated projects for customer research. Successful completion can lead to nomination of academic teams for NSF I-Corps National Teams program, with a $50,000 grant.

All workshops will address (with discipline-specific examples and industry advisors):
  • Product-market fit 
  • Customer discovery 
  • Pathway to commercialization 
  • Market assessment

Medical Innovation Value Proposition Design Workshops
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
1-4 p.m.
Twin Cities Campus, East Bank-Location TBD
Register

Science and Engineering Value Proposition Design Workshops
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
1-4 p.m.
Twin Cities Campus, East Bank-Location TBD
Register

Agriculture, Food, and Environment Value Proposition Design Workshops
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
9 a.m.-noon
Twin Cities Campus, St. Paul-Location TBD
Register

External participants preparing proposals for SBIR or STTR grants also may attend, and the fee is $999.  For more information, visit mincorps.umn.edu.

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