The I-Corps Sites program supports exploratory businesses created by teams interested in moving STEM research out of the lab and into the marketplace. CMU is one of 70 I-Corps sites nationwide and has been administering the program since 2014. It builds upon CMU's demonstrated strengths in fusing technology and entrepreneurship — recruiting and training entrepreneurial teams each academic year to accelerate business exploration and creation.
Since its inception, the CMU I-Corps Site has served 85 entrepreneurial teams comprising 267 faculty members, staff, students and alumni from all seven CMU colleges. To date, those teams have been awarded more than $11 million in additional funding for their ventures.