Founded in 1999, CEI’s mission is to inspire and nurture people to discover, create, and commercialize new technological products and services, and to create new organizations based on those products and services, thereby advancing economic development and improving society. CEI is particularly concerned with innovation that matters, innovation that the market values or that contributes to the improvement of society and environment. These innovations may include products, practices, processes, systems, or services. And while CEI is active in the regional innovation ecosystem impacting regional economic, political, and social growth and leveraging and contributing to global innovation, the focus is foremost on assisting WPI researchers and students in their pursuit to innovate.
TECHNOLOGY. VISION. VENTURE.™
An innovator mindset can be learned...
The Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) is a university-wide program offering students, faculty, and alumni with the mindset and resources to start new ventures or create intellectual property.
CEI offers resources for students to learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation, to connect with others in their field, and to find workspaces and funding. The center can help you connect with the larger entrepreneurial community that exists across Worcester and the state. You'll become part of the network that helps keep innovation flourishing.