Pedagogical Transformation of Intercollegiate Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Texas - San Antonio, 2006 - $40,800

This grant supports the expansion of a current undergraduate course by combining undergraduate engineering senior design projects with graduate Management of Technology students focused on forming new technology ventures. The curriculum stems from a newly created Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship, a joint center between the College of Business and College of Engineering and builds on an experimental course from fall 2006 that paired engineering teams with graduate students in business.

NCIIA funding is helping to transfer senior design projects by creating an entrepreneurial focus for the design projects. Successful interdisciplinary teams will become E-Teams geared towards launching a new technology venture. The university will provide IP protection and link teams with advisors, incubator space, and potential venture funding.

Update:

2011: Since receiving NCIIA funding, more than 300 students have participated in the program. Four new companies formed (Limelight Technologies, PREE, Invictus and Aidpro) and four licensing agreements were executed.