We’re working together to build, utilize, and sustain
the national innovation ecosystem.


NSF I-Corps gives researchers the opportunity to combine their strong technical and scientific knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset, with the goal of discovering new technologies that can be developed for market.

Through a partnership among Cornell University, the University of Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology, the Upstate New York (UNY) I-Corps Node combines the experience of the nation’s top university R&D region with the entrepreneurial knowledge of experienced mentors and faculty. The Node acts as a hub for commercialization training in the Northeast, connecting skilled researchers to valuable resources through national and regional I-Corps programming.