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.

Side Hustle Series

Do you want to run run your own side hustle? Come check our one of our Side Hustle panels to hear from the pros about what they did right, and what they did wrong. For Spring 2018, we will be featuring three different panels for three different types of side hustles: 1) Service 2) E-Commerce 3) Blogging.

Pitch Madness

 Do you have an idea for an amazing startup business? Ready to pitch it to the whole world?! Well maybe just to all UH. RED Labs in hosting a pitch competition March 30th with $10,000 in prizes.

How to enter: You must attend one workshop on either Thursday, March 7th or Tuesday, March 19th @ 5:00pm in room 310 in the CBB. At this workshop, you will learn about the rules of the competition and how to give your our best pitch. And don't forget to fill out an application at

We will keep you posted with more information as we get closer to the competition. Until then, feel free to contact Liana at with any questions you might have.