Carolina E(I) Lab

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $32,500

This grant will address a lack of innovation and entrepreneurship education for graduate students. The undergraduate ecosystem is well developed. Grant funds will allow the creation of an eight-month long experiential education program for graduate students. Innovations will be developed during a two-day hackathon, then over the next eight months each team will refine their prototypes and perform early field-testing to transform innovations into commercially viable ventures.