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Explore Commercialization of your Innovation

Discover the potential of your innovation in just 6 workshops and receive funding to help you advance toward commercialization.


First Gear NSF I-Corps Program helps shape Pitt inventions
originating from University research from early-stage discovery to products and services that can be taken to market. 

See one example path of funding here
See past participants here.

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2017 First Gear Dates
All dates take place on Fridays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the William Pitt Union 

September 15- November 10
(No meeting on 9/22 and 11/3)

Applications due September 8, 2017

Interested? Fill out this form and we'll send you the application details.