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Got technology? The I-Corps ZAP Program wants you

February 9, 2023 - by Kim Delker

The ZAP Program, part of I-Corps Hub West, is seeking graduate students and faculty members with technology they would like to bring to market.

The ZAP Program, which is free, is the first step in the pursuit of National Science Foundation I-Corps funding and SBIR/STTR funding. It provides a broad introduction to lean startup methodology and the business model canvas.

Registration is open here.

UNM is a member of one of the five NSF I-Corps Hubs that focus on real-world entrepreneurial training to academic researchers across all fields of science and engineering, resulting in economic development and job creation. Each I-Corps Hub is funded at $3 million a year for five years and is made up of a regional alliance of at least eight universities.

UNM is part of the West region I-Corps Hub, led by the University of Southern California, which also includes California Institute of Technology; Colorado School of Mines; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; University of Colorado Boulder; and The University of Utah.

UNM’s I-Corps team is led by Rob DelCampo, executive director of the Innovation Academy and Rutledge Endowed Professor of Management, and Christos Christodoulou, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of COSMIAC.

For more information or questions, contact DelCampo at