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WPI’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center nurtures valuable partnerships across campus and throughout varied industries. Innovation infuses the WPI campus; our varied initiatives connect students’ discovery work, curriculum, and professional development, and lead to greater and more effective problem solving and economic impact.

Students stand holding signs that read "The best value creators and innovators are from WPI"

Value Creation Initiative

Professionals who know how to create value with their work are sought for their specialized ability and innovative approach. WPI’s distinctive approach to immersing students in the value creation process gives them the tools they need to solve problems that matter. From general coursework to projects to specific value creation curriculum, WPI students are value creators and innovators.

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KEEN

With WPI’s long history of collaboration with KEEN and the Kern Family Foundation, WPI has established a foundational approach that teaches entrepreneurial-minded learning focusing on curiosity, connections, and creating value in society. Our faculty members are awarded valuable KEEN grants to further their students’ projects and long-term ability to make a positive impact in their own lives and the lives of others.

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MassDigi

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute, known as MassDigi, is a university-based gaming initiative. Focused on student and university collaborations, entrepreneurship, and economic development, and maintaining the thriving games ecosystem in Worcester, this statewide center offers innovative opportunities for collaborative and exciting work in this rapidly expanding space.

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2021 MassDigi Summer Innovation Program Open House- With the recent integration of MassDigi into WPI's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center this past spring, we held our first partnership event! During summer, 29 awesome interns from 17 different fantastic colleges and universities worked on 5 amazing games.
Students posing with their teammates
2021 MassDigi Summer Innovation Program Open House- With the recent integration of MassDigi into WPI's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center this past spring, we held our first partnership event! During summer, 29 awesome interns from 17 different fantastic colleges and universities worked on 5 amazing games.
Student works on his design
2021 MassDigi Summer Innovation Program Open House- With the recent integration of MassDigi into WPI's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center this past spring, we held our first partnership event! During summer, 29 awesome interns from 17 different fantastic colleges and universities worked on 5 amazing games.
Students presenting on their projects
2021 MassDigi Summer Innovation Program Open House- With the recent integration of MassDigi into WPI's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center this past spring, we held our first partnership event! During summer, 29 awesome interns from 17 different fantastic colleges and universities worked on 5 amazing games.