This grant will support a new summer course designed to serve as a pipeline for the existing clean tech entrepreneurship program on campus. The course will bring students, professors, and professionals together to build and demonstrate value propositions for disruptive clean tech business ideas. The best ideas from this program will be forwarded to CleanTech Entrepreneurship and CleanTech Venture Assessment courses for further development, and participation in the Michigan Clean Energy Challenge.
This grant will enhance the Biomedical Engineering Senior Design experience by helping students translate their innovations to the market. To accomplish this, faculty will: 1) screen for senior design projects with commercialization potential; 2) educate teams in innovation and entrepreneurship and provide them with clinical and business advisors; and 3) provide a path to commercialization for the most promising technologies and teams.
This grant will support the development of a new incubator. The program will offer students twelve weeks of summer instruction and mentoring with the goal of quickly developing investment-worthy start-up companies. In the program, five E-Teams will form and go through an immersive and intensive workshop curriculum. They will receive mentorship from investors and venture capitalists, legal counseling, and business expertise.
This Planning Grant will provide inital support for a partnership between the Media Design Matters program at Art Center College of Design and UNICEF’s Innovation Lab in Kampala, Uganda. Resulting E-Teams will work with UNICEF specialists and collaborators in Uganda in the design of new information and communication technologies. Teams will prototype, test, and refine their technologies together with local youth.
This grant will support a research and design program focused on developing and commercializing innovative solutions to global health challenges in resource-poor settings. In collaboration with Engineering World Health and two local universities the program consists of two components: 1) academic design training in a laboratory setting at Texas A&M; and 2) field evaluation, testing, and commercialization in Rwanda.
This grant will enable faculty from both Arizona State University and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi to co-create new courses on global water and sanitation solutions that will provide immersive experiences for students and potential entrepreneurs at both institutions. ASU has many water and sanitation experts but has done little in terms of curriculum development to date. IIT Delhi has been working to increase its available courses in the area of water, waste, and sanitation.
This grant will support a new set of courses offered jointly by Villanova and Universidad Nicaragua de Ingenieria (UNI) to create teams of students focused on the development of technologies and businesses that improve the lives of rural Nicaraguans. Villanova and UNI students will work collaboratively on the design of innovative technologies and development of conceptual business models. The result will be prototypes that could be used as the basis for E-Team Program applications and for commercialization through business incubators at both Villanova and UNI.