The Graduate Certificate in Innovation

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, $35,345

This grant will support the development of a new curriculum that will provide graduate students with the skills they need to engage in the innovation process and transform ideas into impact. There are two goals: 1) to develop a new Graduate Certificate in Innovation for graduate and PhD students that includes hands-on training, allowing them to investigate new ideas; and 2) to develop a new on-campus incubator and co-working space called the E-Zone that will house and support the strongest student teams as they focus on developing their innovations into new startups.