Invention and Innovation

With this Course and Program grant, NCIIA continued its support for a successful and innovative program at the Illinois Institute of Technology, entitled the Invention and Innovation Project. E-Team concepts are interwoven into the fabric of the program, and it has generated a number of E-Teams, one of which won several awards. Within the class, innovation is emphasized, while outside lecturers provide a real-world perspective on entrepreneurship and IP. Teams are required to prepare business-style briefings on project progress, as they would to an investor. Additional business and technical advisors supplement the program. The program has significant support at IIT, and the approach is being adopted campus-wide.