working at the intersection of science, healthcare & entrepreneurship
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Thirteen Minnesota private colleges and universities currently participate in Innovation Scholars programming with over 40 faculty and staff providing coaching and support for Innovation Scholars teams.
Since the program’s founding in 2006, over 850 students have engaged with ideas and inventions in development and wrestled with the array of opportunities and challenges in tech transfer and commercialization of new products, including issues of bioethics and health equity.
If you are a student at a participating college and are interested in being part of a future Innovation Scholars team, please contact your Campus Liaison (see lists below).
“The Innovation Scholars Program is an outstanding and perhaps unique undergraduate program, one that encompasses several of the priorities of a contemporary education in the liberal arts and sciences… a flagship example of effective education for our time because it cultivates disciplinary and interdisciplinary thinking, collaborative problem-solving, the intersection of science and enterprise, and the need for effective oral and written expression.”
– PROFESSOR HOWARD GARDNER, HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION