Making Space to Create Impact

Making Space to Create Impact

Launching Bold Ideas

From the pioneering vision that established the WPI Plan to the “what if” thinking that created beating heart cells on spinach leaves, bold ideas and daring to experiment form the foundation for everything we do at WPI. It’s paramount that we give our community the tools, connections, time, and space it needs to thrive. In 2018, we’ve made great strides in creating physical space on our campus and beyond for the making and collaborating, discovery and partnership, that leads to creating value for the larger world. 

Location: Boynton Hall
Office Location: 1st floor
Phone: 508-831-5200

WPI Seaport

The first and only higher education presence in the neighborhood, WPI Seaport connects our students and faculty to multiple industries, including fintech, life sciences and bioengineering, robotics, systems engineering, and construction. In 2018, more than 350 events have been held at WPI Seaport.

Foisie Innovation Studio

Completion of the Foisie Innovation Studio opens the door to a tangible home for the distinctive hands-on component of a WPI undergraduate education. With makerspaces, rapid prototyping labs, and opportunities for active learning, our students and faculty have the space to design, collaborate, and build on ideas to change humanity for the better.

WPI Names New Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In 2018, Donna Levin was named to this newly created position, strategically positioning the university to have a greater impact—socially and commercially—through innovations developed by faculty, students, and staff. Co-founder of and a social entrepreneur for nearly 20 years, Levin is responsible for WPI’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center and for leading innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at the university.


record number of patents issued (FY 2020-21)

More Students Filing for Patents, Licensing their Innovations

A record five patents were licensed this year, and 42 students became honorary NAI members after filing for patents last year—the highest numbers in WPI’s history. Read more in the Daily Herd.

WPI does a wonderful job putting students first. WPI goes the extra mile and recognizes innovation.
  • Drew Hirshfeld
  • Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Jeffrey Cote Worcester History Collection, 1778-1998

This collection is comprised of many Worcester documents from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries, including company records and an 1803 Almanac printed by Isaiah Thomas. It includes hundreds of Worcester postcards, some Worcester maps, and various historical objects.

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