Professional Development Seminar (PDS)

Date and Location

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Elings Hall 1601


Steve Konsek – NSF Program Director for I-Corps
Melihe Taciroglu and Azar Nazeri – ZAP Instructors, IN-LA
With panel of UCSB I-Corp alums – Prof. Chandra Krintz (CS), Prof. Javier Read de Alaniz (Chem), Dr. Kristin Denault (Fluency Lighting Tech).


NSF I-Corps and Innovation Node-Los Angeles

Sponsored by CNSI, Bren School, TIA and TMP and PDS as part of a new seminar series focused on Technology Translation, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

About NSF I-Corps and IN-LA:
The I-Corps™ program was created by the NSF in 2011 to help move academic research it has funded to market, and offers entrepreneurship training to student and faculty participants. Teams qualified for the National Program can apply for $50k grants focused on customer discovery and on identifying the problem-solution and product market fit for emerging technology. Innovation Node LA offers a number of programs that groom teams for qualification for the national program. The LA Node program also provides the teams with the required NSF lineage for the I-Corps application, regardless of the project’s original funding source.

Available office hours with Steve Konsek, Azar Nazeri, and Melihe Taciroglu: please indicate interest on RSVP form.

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Lunch Provided at  11:45AM