WPI's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center supports the culture of entrepreneurial and innovative thinking and action at WPI through skill-based workshops, seed funding, mentorship, 创新挑战, 网络的机会, hands-on projects, and more. 无论是学生IQP, MQP, ISP, graduate research, a hobby project, a venture, or nonprofit idea, we're here to help support the development of your idea and turn it into reality for the greater good of our local and global communities.
所有伟大的创新, companies, and nonprofits in the world started with an idea, 这是修补匠和理想主义者之间的对话, or even a "what if...“解决现实世界的问题. At WPI, those conversations happen every day during hands-on projects in class, 在深夜的文本, 在周末的社交活动中. Get in touch with I&让澳门澳娱乐官方网站知道澳门澳娱乐官方网站如何能提供帮助. If you're a faculty member and need assistance promoting an event or using the right channels, 让澳门澳娱乐官方网站知道，澳门澳娱乐官方网站可以提供帮助.
WPI Tinkerbox provides seed funding for WPI student-initiated innovation and entrepreneurship ideas (MQPs, graduate research and similar projects may also qualify). 受助人将有机会接触导师, workshops that will provide customized “just-in-time” skills and events.
Program type: Build
WPI’s 导师住校 program connects aspiring entrepreneurs with accomplished and recognized mentors who are committed to offering guidance and sharing their expertise.
One of the cornerstones of the innovation ecosystem at WPI is the 技术顾问网络 (TAN), essentially a virtual incubator that launched in 2012. The 技术顾问网络 has engaged with entrepreneurs on various new products, such as a smartphone application that prevents texting and driving, an online educational tool for middle school science, 还有一个视频监控系统.
Our I&E programs are intentionally developed to inspire nnovation that will lead into building foundational skills for our students to help elevate their ideas to solve real world problems.
Interested in building a new product or have an idea for an innovative technology?
The NEW MakerBucks program helps students to 'Go and Try' their hands at a prototyping machine in our Innovation Studio Makerspace to build hardware and software prototypes. Students are given $100 to purchase project supplies and taught how to use our machines including the 3D printers and laser cutters in our prototyping lab as well as utilizing resources and tools to bring their ideas to life.
For questions and inquiries about the program, please contact Mitra Anand at mvanand@澳门澳娱乐.edu
Jeremy Trilling '22
Trilling has the kind of imagination that’s exciting and a little mind-boggling—one that envisions a future where the jet stream moves packages, and people, around the world.
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