NSF Great Plains I-Corps Training Program

Posted on: March 8, 2023   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
Nsf Great Plains I Corps Hub

Do you have an idea, innovation, or research that could eventually become a product or service? Are you interested in adding new perspectives and furthering your customer discovery? Are you considering starting a business?

The Great Plains Innovation Corps is now taking applications for its Spring 2023 Cohort!

This entrepreneurship training is a free, five-week program that starts on Monday, March 27, and consists of large group training sessions taught by NSF I-Corps-trained instructors. The program also features interactive course content and practice in small groups. Participants will cover topics like customer development, segmentation and discovery, ecosystem modeling, and more!

The Great Plains I-Corps hub’s free, non-credit training program is welcome to all who are interested in applying. Spots are filling up fast, so be sure to submit your application soon. The application can be found in the events section of its website, at You may also email its team at for more information.

Applications are due by Friday, March 17.

About the Great Plains Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub

North Dakota State University has been awarded a $14 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a multi-institutional Great Plains Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub that will provide immersive, entrepreneurial training for scientists and engineers with the goal of moving ideas to commercialization. The Hub is led by North Dakota State University and includes four South Dakota universities: South Dakota State University, South Dakota Mines, Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota.