WPI believes innovation and entrepreneurship encompasses more than startups and new products. I&E is about thinking big and thinking broad. It's about ideas, new approaches, and better ways of doing things to revolutionize our systems.
Luckily, WPI's network of those who share the excitement of potential and the pull of possibility is vast. Creating programs that allow anyone to find a niche where they are free to be their most creative self is key to building the kind of ecosystem of innovation that crosses every segment of campus.
The National Science Foundation's I-Corps initiative aims to increase the economic impacts of the science and engineering programs it funds. WPI is designated as an I-Corp Site Program and run through the Office of Technology Commercialization.
Bringing together entrepreneurial mindset learning, a systems approach, and leadership, WPI's Goat Tank offers experiential learning, professional development, and mentorship. Student teams (half of which must be women) have opportunities to develop and pitch a program that benefits humanity.