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Research Matters Live: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Archives

“What is UGA’s I-Corps Program?”

June 2, 1 p.m.

Description: UGA I Corps is an NSF-funded program that supports the creation, development, and nurturing of entrepreneurial teams interested in transitioning their ideas, technologies, devices, processes or other intellectual activities to the marketplace. Launched at UGA in 2017, the program has graduated nearly 75 teams to date, with the addition of at least one new cohort each semester. This session will explain the mentorship and guidance offered through I Corps, including how it can connect teams with potential funding resources and the continuing entrepreneurial pathway for I Corps teams once they graduate from the program.

Speaker: Ian Biggs, director of startups, Innovation Gateway

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“Intellectual Property & Commercialization Basics”

Friday, April 24, 11 a.m.

Moderator: Crystal Leach, director, Office of Industry Collaborations


  • Derek Eberhart, associate vice president for research, executive director of Innovation Gateway
  • Ian Biggs, director of startups, Innovation Gateway

Description: You have an idea or invention which might have commercial potential. Now what? Navigating the pathway to commercializing your product or idea can quickly feel overwhelming. This session is geared towards helping researchers better understand intellectual property, commercialization and the key processes that surround each of these important topics. The executive director of Innovation Gateway and the director of startups at UGA will be on hand to help you understand how UGA can support you in bringing your research discoveries to market.