Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a difference between UCF I-Corps and the NSF I-Corps?
Yes. The UCF I-Corps is a regional program to benefit the entire state of Florida and southeast US. You do not need to an NSF lineage to apply. The NSF I-Corps is a national program which requires the PI to have an NSF lineage. It provides $50K in grant monies to complete the program. We encourage many of our UCF I-Corps graduates to also apply for the national program once they meet the minimum requirements.
Can you help me find a mentor and develop a team?
Yes! Please contact us for assistance.
Is the entire team required to participate in all of the seminars, workshops and on-site assignments?
Yes, every member of the team must be fully immersed in the process and committed to the time and tasks required.
How do I know if my technology will qualify for the I-Corps program?
Please refer to the page outlining minimum requirements.
What should I do about my IP or patent pending?
Although confidentiality is a requirement of the program, we highly recommend you consult your patent attorney or UCF Office of Technology Transfer to discuss any concerns you may have prior to applying.