Now Accepting Applications for I-Corps at NIH

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I-Corps at NIH is an experiential entrepreneurship program designed for small businesses in biomedical industries. By conducting 100 “customer development” interviews over 8 weeks, companies find and confirm customer and market needs. So far 100 teams have conducted more than 10,000 interviews, through which they have made new networks, established new partnerships, and built commercialization plans for their innovative technologies. Small businesses with an ACTIVE Phase I SBIR/STTR grant from the following 19 NIH/CDC institutes and centers are eligible:

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Eye Institute (NEI)
  • National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID/CDC)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC)

More information about the program is available online:

If you have specific questions about the program or would like to discuss eligibility, feel free to contact Christie Canaria ( or call240-276-5746.



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