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Upcoming dates are supplied ahead of time so that interested and curious CSU researchers and entrepreneurial teams can plan ahead. Teams should form before application deadlines and must set aside significant time in academic schedules to participate in CSU I-Corps Short Courses and Sprints.

If applicant teams do not already have an Industry Mentor, CSUPERB is committed to finding one for the team. Interested applicants should contact CSUPERB far ahead of the application deadline so that matches can be made.

CSU I-CORPS COHORTS
2014 Fall Student Teams Cohort This cohort completed the short course.
2015 Spring Faculty-led Teams Cohort       This cohort completed the short course.
2015 Fall Student Teams Cohort This cohort completed the short course.
2016 Spring Faculty-led Teams Cohort This cohort completed the short course.
2016 Summer Design Thinking Workshop        Members of the CSU I-Corps Teaching Team organized and facilitated a 1-day Design Thinking Workshop for CSU faculty researchers at the CSU Office of the Chancellor, August 1st, 2016.  Three teams used what they learned to solve campus problems during the fall. Based on a Lightning Talk presentation, Dr. Elvin Aleman (CSU Stanislaus) won a Crowd Favorite designation (and a $500 nanogrant) at the 29th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium for his team’s work to integrate STEM students’ families into the first year experience.
2016 Fall Student Teams Cohort This cohort completed the short course at the 29th annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium January 5-7, 2017.
2017 Biotech+Design Workshop        Working with CSUPERB’s Genomics Analysis and Technology Committee and the Quantitative Biology Network, the CSU I-Corps teaching team partnered to organize a day-long, hands-on, problem-solving Biotech+Design workshop at the annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, January 5, 2017. We recruited faculty and students with a mix of disciplines, skills, and perspectives interested in working in teams to solve problems. The goal of the workshop was to make progress towards solving a problem, rather than producing completed tools. Teams worked on a chosen problem and “built with” each other to make progress, hatch collaborations to design solutions, or investigate available tools to solve a problem.
 

Ignite22

April 6, 2017

This one-day meeting at the Port of LA in San Pedro celebrated innovations that will shape the 22nd century. It brought together ~250 university researchers, industry professionals and companies interested in learning about emerging technologies in BioTech, Blue Tech, AgTech and Digital Tech. Innovative CSU researchers will be among the organizations presenting talks, posters, demos and prototypes. Read more about the event at the CSUPERB blog.

This event was organized and hosted by BraidTheory.

 

BIO 2017 Bioentrepreneurship Workshop

June 19-21, 2017

We offered a 3-day, intense bio-entrepreneurship workshop this summer at San Diego State University, June 19-21, 2017.  This NSF-sponsored workshop was open to early-career life science researchers from underrepresented groups from any US university.  Undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and assistant professors were eligible to apply.  Workshop participants worked with industry professionals to learn about biotechnology commercialization, grow their own professional network, and explore entrepreneurial opportunities that build on basic research.  All participants were matched with industry mentors and attend BIO 2017 exhibition events.

This workshop was offered by a consortium of partners: ABRCMS, Biocom Institute, California Life Sciences Institute, CSU I-Corps, and the United Negro College Fund.

Read more about the workshop in this report.

 

2017 Summer Sprint 

July 16-21, 2017

 We offered a one-week, full-time CSU I-Corps Sprint this summer at San Diego State University, July 16-21, 2017.  Teams were composed of any combination of undergraduate/graduate researchers, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff members from any of the 23 CSU campuses.  Student-only teams included a business student and were sponsored by an administrative contact (CSU faculty or staff). Maximum 4 members/team. All teams recruited and worked with an industry mentor. Teams won CSU I-Corps nanogrants ($1000) to help smooth the work of moving product concepts out of the lab. This cohort completed the summer sprint.

2017 Fall Short Course

September 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

 To smooth the work of moving product concepts out of the lab, teams participate in the Short Course during the fall, involving both in-person and webinar meetings as a cohort, as well as meetings with ~30 industry experts.Teams are composed of any combination of undergraduate/graduate researchers, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff members from any of the 23 CSU campuses.  If student-only teams form, they must include both science/engineering and business students and be sponsored by an administrative contact (CSU faculty or staff). Maximum 4 members/team. All teams must recruit and work with an industry mentor. Teams win CSU I-Corps™ microgrants ($2500) that can be spent over a five-month period (September 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018).

The cohort is now at work.