The Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship  (CIE) has received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation  to establish an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site that will train entrepreneurial faculty and student teams to commercialize university STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) research and ideas.
The training program will implement a systematic and replicable agile startup methodology focused on customer discovery and product adaptation, and will include workshops, mentoring, funding for projects, and incubator space.
A model for promoting university innovation, entrepreneurship and regional growth, the CMU I-Corps Site will leverage CMU’s strengths and track record of success in fusing technology and entrepreneurship.
The principal investigator on the project is Lenore Blum , professor of computer science and co-director of the CIE. Co-PIs are Randal E. Bryant , dean of the School of Computer Science; Robert Dammon , dean of the Tepper School of Business ; David Mawhinney , co-director of the CIE; and Robert Wooldridge , director of the Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation.
Byron Spice | 412-268-9068 | bspice [atsymbol] cs.cmu.edu