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Mission & Vision


The I-Corps at NIH mission is to empower entrepreneurs in developing and validating a strategic business model through diverse customer discovery in order to meet unmet clinical needs. I-Corps enables and accelerates the transformation of invention to impact. 



I-Corps at NIH envisions an innovation ecosystem where entrepreneurs approach healthcare problems through data-driven decision making


We achieve our mission by

  • Nurturing the innovation network (e.g., Highlighting successes of program alumni, developing the teaching talent pool, engaging the pipeline pre I-Corps)

  • Demonstrating inclusiveness of diversity in thought and perspective in all aspects of programming