Social Entrepreneurship Program for Technology Innovation

University of Puerto Rico, 2009 - $7,500

Currently, no coursework based around innovation and entrepreneurship exists at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPR-H). To bridge this gap, this grant will create the Social Entrepreneurship Program for Technology Innovation (SEPTI) at the university. The program will bring together students from physics, electronics, biology, chemistry, computational mathematics, and business into teams. In the two-series course program, the focus will be on idea generation for socially beneficial needs and the creation of business plans. Four teams will develop products, receiving individualized consultations from experts.