The NYC Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN) is currently launching a new program, SBIR Phase 0. Its goals are to identify and improve the preparation of potential applicants to the NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I program.

The SBIR Phase 0 program will support eligible Phase 0 teams and existing companies to participate in a 7-week national Innovation Corps (I-Corps) cohort.

Prior teams and companies who have gone through a national I-Corps cohort are disqualified from applying.