Rowan University researchers are developing promising ideas and new technology in their labs—the trick is getting their new inventions out into the marketplace. The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program accelerates the commercialization process.
Since 2018, Rowan researchers have earned 10 national I-Corps awards, plus another through the National Institutes of Health—more than any other R2 institution without a formal designation as an I-Corps site or node, noted Dr. Yatin Karpe, director of the University’s Office of Technology Commercialization and Rowan Innovations.
It’s an indicator of Rowan’s emerging reputation for innovation and self-driven entrepreneurial focus, said Dr. Tabbetha Dobbins, interim vice president for research.
“The I-Corps program is the National Science Foundation’s chief mechanism for developing innovators among university faculty,” Dobbins said. “Rowan…