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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
August 3-31, 2018
Don Soffer Clinical Research Bldg
Miller School of Medicine Campus
1120 NW 14 St
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 during “office hours.”

Who Can Apply?

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


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

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