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.
WPI’s Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) Program is part of a national effort to allow STEM- and related business-based entrepreneurs and international students to continue their valuable research work after graduation.
WPI's Seaport location helps the university play an important role in the state's innovation economy. Located in the heart of Boston's Innovation District, WPI collaborates with innovators and technology companies in such areas as digital health, robotics, cyber security, the data sciences, and financial technology.
WPI students know the opportunities available to them, and they take advantage of being on a campus full of motivated and driven students and faculty.