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.

Femtech(+) Innovation Challenge

Femtech(+) Innovation Challenge is a hack-a-thon style program where teams of students are asked to develop innovative solutions for problems women uniquely face. Students learn more about Femtech, form teams around new business ideas, and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win awards.

This year, the Femtech(+) 2020 Innovation Challenge will be held virtually starting Friday, October 23rd and ending Friday, October 31st. Events will be held throughout the week.

How to Apply:

Apply HERE to be a participant for the 2020 virtual program. You can also find the application on our Instagram @uhredlabs. 

Pitch Madness

Are you a UH student with an innovative, scalable, tech business? Ready to pitch it to the whole world?! Well maybe just to all UH. Every spring, RED Labs host the tournament style pitch competition: Pitch Madness. AND gives out $10,000 in prizes to the students with the best ideas.

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.