The Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is a National Science Foundation initiative to boost the impact of academic research receiving NSF funding by helping researchers bring their innovations to the marketplace. RED Labs hosts a number of I-Corps workshops, lunch-n-learns, and other events throughout the year to help further these technological discoveries on their path to commercialization.

Every Winter and Summer we offer short courses to students and faculty. The short courses consist of two workshops: an opening workshop and a closing workshop.  At the opening workshop you learn about the methodology of start-ups. At the closing workshop, you present your findings from your customer interviews.

Winter 2018 Intro Short Course: The UH Winter Intro to I-Corps opening workshop is December 7th, 2018 and the closing workshop is January 10th, 2019. Submit an application here by November 30th, 2018.

Summer 2019 Intro Short Course: Dates TBD contact for more information.

Want to take part in a regional or national I-Corps program hosted by another University? Contact us.

Proto Me This

Proto Me This is a semester long fellowship program designed for students that have an idea for an innovation product BUT don't know how to build it. Spend the semester working with Anderson Ta. Design, refine, and build your idea. The fellowship ends with a presentation of your idea.

How to Apply:

Head to, our website, or our Instagram @uhredlabs and submit an application. If you have some initial drawings, include them in the application. Applications close January 31st.

Pitch Madness

Do you have an idea for an innovative, scalable, tech business? Ready to pitch it to the whole world?! Well maybe just to all UH. RED Labs in hosting the 2nd Annual Pitch Madness, a tournament style pitch competition on March 28th. AND we are giving out $10,000 in prizes to the students with the best ideas.

How to enter: You must attend one workshop on either Monday, March 16th @7:00pm or Thursday, March 19th @ 5:30pm in room 524 in the CBB. At this workshop, you will learn about the rules of the competition and how to make your pitch competition ready. And don't forget to fill out an application at here:

Follow us on Instagram @uhredlabs for the most up to date information. Until then, feel free to contact Liana at with any questions you might have.