This introductory workshop series covers essential topics for technology translation and early commercialization. Leveraging the proven methodology of the NSF I-Corps program, these workshops are designed to develop skills to accelerate the transfer of cutting-edge research to commercial success. The workshops cover essential content required in early commercialization funding opportunities such as SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research), STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer), and the NSF PFI (Partnerships for Innovation) grant.
The workshops are geared toward graduate students, postdocs, researchers, staff, and faculty interested in exploring early commercialization funding or startup creation. These virtual workshops are offered on a regular cadence throughout the year, and provide actionable content and time for Q&A. Topics in this series:
Title: How to develop a value proposition for my innovative technology
This workshop will guide participants through the process of creating clear and compelling value propositions that answer, “What problem are you solving, what benefit are you creating, and for whom?” We will discuss product-market fit, features vs. benefits and provide templates and examples.
August 8, 2023, 12-1 pm Register Here
September 5, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here
October 3, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here
This workshop will delve into the concept of stakeholder and ecosystem mapping, guiding participants through the process of identifying key stakeholders, understanding stakeholder roles and pain points, and aligning the value propositions accordingly.
August 15, 2023, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Register Here
September 12, 2023, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Register Here
October 10. 2023, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Register Here
This workshop will provide participants with tips and strategies to conduct effective customer discovery to understand customer needs and pain points, test key assumptions and synthesize information to continue to refine the value proposition.
August 22, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here
September 19, 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here
October 17, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here
Market and Competitive Analysis
This workshop will discuss the market opportunity, target and beachhead markets, the importance of key differentiators, and provide participants with tools and tips to conduct market analysis and a framework to create a competitive analysis.
August 29, 2023, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Register Here
September 26, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Register Here
October 24, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here
Questions, please contact:
Caroline Crisafulli, email@example.com
Brian Genide, firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Commercialization Funding
This information session provides a high-level introduction to funding opportunities for faculty and staff that are geared toward commercializing technologies invented at Ohio State, as well as outlining the objectives and goals typically associated with these funding mechanisms and how they differ to research grant funding.
Registration Link: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudOGprT0sHdHW47LMvh0m0rCa4arBPMir
(Attendees can register one and choose which session to attend. The webinar is a standing monthly session delivering the same topic each month).
Nov 9, 2023
Dec 7, 2023
Jan 11, 2024
Feb 15, 2024
March 7, 2024
April 11, 2024
May 9, 2024
Questions, please contact:
Corine St.Gelais, email@example.com