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Short Course

The five-week I-Corps@NCATS Short Course at the University of Miami provides biomedical scientists and engineers with a new approach to accelerate the translation of discoveries to clinical practice.

Upcoming Course
January 17, 24, 31 & February 7, 14
Miller School of Medicine Campus
Miami CTSI Training Center
1120 NW 14 St, Suite 710
Miami, FL 33136

Course Objectives

  • Master the entrepreneurial concept of testing hypotheses through customer discovery.
  • Develop a compelling business case for the technology, focused on value propositions, customer segments, and additional stakeholders.
  • Determine the commercial viability of the technology and explore potential paths to a university exit.
  • Expand the team’s network of key innovation partners, including instructors, mentors, investors, and customers, as part of the university innovation ecosystem.
  • Develop greater self-confidence and business presentation skills in preparation for investors and partners.

How Does It Work?

Participants attend two face-to-face sessions (the kick-off and finale), but will conduct customer discovery during the three weeks in between, checking in virtually or in-person during office hours.

Who Can Apply?

Teams of two (entrepreneurial lead and PI) consisting of faculty, staff, post-doctoral associates, residents, students or entrepreneurs.

Apply Online

Deadline to apply – December 17, 2019


Suhrud Rajguru, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Biomedical Engineering And Otolaryngology

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