Jul 13 2017 Posted: 00:00 IST

Science Foundation Ireland has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) on a collaborative framework called I-Corps@SFI to allow participation of SFI-funded researchers in the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Programme.

The SFI/NSF I-Corps@SFI Entrepreneurial Training Programme is intended to support SFI funded researchers to develop entrepreneurial skills that will enable them to realise new opportunities for their research that will, in turn, lead to economic and societal impact. The SFI/NSF I-Corps@SFI Entrepreneurial Training Programme comprises an intensive 3-day bootcamp undertaken at an NSF I-Corps affiliated location in the United States, followed by an immersive 6-week period of opportunity discovery/validation, during which teams are mentored by NSF I-Corps trainers

On July 10th 2017 a team from CÚRAM at NUI Galway travelled to Chicago to commence their training programme. The team consisted of Dr. Neil Ferguson, Industry Programme Manager, CÚRAM,  Dr. Martin O'Halloran, Investigator in CÚRAM and  Director of the Translational Medical Device Lab and  Atif Shadzad , Post Doctoral Researcher with Dr. O'Halloran. 

Further information on the programme is available on the SFI website here or the NSF website here 

Carmel McGroarty Mitchell

Industry Liaison Officer

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