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Aug 2015
UCF’s embedded network of innovation services has helped a student-led nonprofit organization change the world for seven children born without limbs. Further, they have created colorful customized orthotic hands for 60 students in Mexico and ignited enough interest online to assist hundreds more from all over the globe.

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Aug 2015
At its core is the DifferenceMaker Program, which aims to lead students across all academic concentrations to success as problem-solvers, innovators and entrepreneurs. We challenge them to create viable solutions to real problems, then let them test their prowess in such competitions as the $35,000 Idea Challenge and the Engineering Prototype Challenge.

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Aug 2015
At UMass Lowell, a unique partnership has evolved with Raytheon Company to drive innovation in such emerging technologies as nanotechnology and flexible electronics and build the skilled workforce to support that growth. Established in October 2014 the Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI) is a new model for collaborative research, technology development and commercialization and the training of the next generation of engineers and scientists.

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Aug 2015
For students, the benefits of a co-op experience or internship are clear: They can explore a career field, get real-world work experience before they graduate, build a professional network, and make themselves more marketable as job candidates.

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Aug 2015
In 2012, UMD partnered with BHEF and Northrop Grumman to create ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students). ACES includes the world’s first university dormitory for cybersecurity students, and is helping supply trained workers to serve the cyber community. The ACES program leverages the private and federal cyber security research cluster in Maryland and the region.

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Aug 2015
As the nation’s first living-learning entrepreneurship program, Hinman CEOs is a groundbreaking initiative placing entrepreneurial-minded students from diverse disciplines into a unique community. The two-year program is based within the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

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Aug 2015
The I-Corps™ is a National Science Foundation initiative to increase the economic impact of research it has funded by training researchers to become entrepreneurs. NSF offers select researchers the opportunity to participate in a special, accelerated version of Stanford University’s Lean Launch Pad course. This revolutionary course engages participants in moving products out of the lab and into the market by talking to potential customers, partners and competitors.

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Aug 2015
What the model represents is the complex and dynamic relationship between the entrepreneurial university, industry partners and government entities. The goal of this interconnected partnership is to create an innovation ecosystem that thrives on combining the knowledge creation capabilities, of the entrepreneurial University, with the needs of private and non-profit partners, along with the policies, investments and oversight of government to support the regional economic ecosystem.

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Aug 2015
The University works directly with many public institutions and community partners on economic development and workforce initiatives. State-based partners, such as the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Life Science Alley, the Minnesota High Tech Association and Greater MSP are part of the University’s broader innovation network that is helping to grow the economy, address workforce needs and advance new technologies in key industries, such as Minnesota’s world-class medical device cluster.

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Aug 2015
The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), part of the University of Minnesota’s Duluth campus, has a history of helping create resilient communities through applied research. The NRRI, which opened in 1985, studies the economic impact and sustainability of Minnesota’s minerals, forest products, peat, biomass and water-related industries.

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