Who are we?

The Binational University Node of Innovation or NoBI Universitario, has been formed with the support of a bilateral innovation call from the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) in Mexico, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States of America.

The Binational Innovation Nodes or NoBI’s are associations between different universities and / or research centers; they are called binational because they collaborate between Mexican and USA counterparts. The NoBI Universitario, located in Mexico City, has been created between the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Anahuac Mexico University.

The NoBI Universitario is implementing the I-Corps program along with 23 teams coming from UNAM or Anahuac México University, the program main objective is to identify market needs and validate the commercial scope of scientific based technology and developments from both institutions.


What is I-Corps?

The I-Corps program is an initiative officially created in July 2012 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States of America. Its objective is to provide methodological tools, (i.e. lean startup), to researchers and students in order to identify problems in the industry of interest and be able to solve market needs by adapting their inventions or technologies created in laboratories from Mexican universities.

In Mexico, UNAM, Anahuac Mexico University and CONACYT recognize that the technological transition from the classroom or laboratories to the industry, requires skills and knowledge that commonly differ from those being used for teaching or research activities. The I-Corps program helps and empowers university researchers to make the transition strategically. I-Corps helps them design a technology transfer scheme or business start-up fit around their research. With the I-Corps methodology, it is possible to validate its feasibility outside the classroom and generate solid business models with a greater probability of success.

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Nodo Binacional de Innovación Universitario
Coordinación de Innovación y Desarrollo, UNAM

Cerro del Agua 120, Col. Romero de Terreros.
Coyoacán, Ciudad de México. C.P. 04310, México

Office hours:

Monday – Friday : 9:00 to 15:00 hrs – 16:00 to 19:00 hrs

Tel +52 (55) 5658 5650 ext. 214

E-mail. nobi.info@unam.mx