Creating a New Program in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2011 - $41,250

This grant supports the creation of a certificate in entrepreneurship at UNC Charlotte, including a new course, Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the modification of several existing courses. To earn the certificate, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) students take five courses over two years and work with a team on a faculty- or student-generated entrepreneurial project. The goal of the certificate is to provide students with an opportunity to take the lead on the commercialization of a product.