Aiming to propel discoveries made in university labs into everyday life, the new I-Corps Northeast Hub launched this week following its announcement last summer, as applications are now open for its first researcher training program. The 4-week program, in which researchers confront the challenges of creating successful startups and entrepreneurial ventures based on scientific and technological discoveries, kicks off Feb. 28 and runs through March 23 online. Funded with a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation, the Hub brings together an initial eight of the region’s top universities — including NJIT, and led by principal institution Princeton University — to deliver the NSF’s signature I-Corps educational experience, which introduces science and technology researchers to tasks more familiar to business school students, such as interviewing potential customers to discover if a technology will meet users’ needs. To read the full story.