Request an Invitation to Participate

Request an invitation to participate early as we can only take a limited number of students and companies to match for projects. The last day to request an invitation for our Spring 2018 Open Co-Innovation Lab is on February 26.

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Request an Invitation to Participate for Students

We are a nice bunch and like to collaborate with people of all interests, abilities and talents. We actively seek diversity in thinking and perspectives. We match graduate and undergraduate students interested in working on industry challenges and also offer a student sandbox for growing entrepreneurial ideas.

For industry projects, our general focus is on STEAMD (science, technology, engineering, art, math, design) skills but we encourage multi-disciplinary teams with members who are creative thinkers, business drivers, and fast learners. Breadth of perspective, collaborative spirit, and creativity is as important as experience.

We offer Open Co-Innovation Lab opportunities in the spring and fall. The best way to start is to attend an info session to learn more. Our next info session is on February 26 (learn more).

We have a limited number of opportunities for student entrepreneurs and projects for working on industry challenges. Students we work with may receive one of the following:

  • A scholarship to participate in our incubator program
  • A pre-determined stipend or hourly rate for working on an industry project
  • Option to compete for a cash team award at our end-of-semester event
  • Opportunity to compete for prizes in one of our sponsored hackathons
  • A Certificate of Participation for volunteer internships that build new skills and provide experiential learning

You can also fill out the below form or e-mail with questions. We often have hands-on learning opportunties, internships in our Labs, and projects during the year. Filling out the form gets the process started and we will follow up with you with additional questions. We can only put you in the consideration set, there is no guarantee of participation.

Request an Invitation to Participate for Companies

We welcome requests from companies and organizations who would benefit from testing new ideas, engaging deeply with multi-disciplinary student talent around specific challenges, exploring a new business model, ideating a new product or service, or even developing proofs of concept or MVP.

We are currently accepting applications for our 8-Week Open Co-Innovation Lab that will match multi-disciplinary students to your industry challenge.

Contact to schedule a call to discuss your needs or request an invitation to participate. Requests to participate close on February 28, 2018.

How it Works
8-Week Open Co-Innovation Lab Spring 2018
Eight companies and organizations are selected each Spring and Fall to bring a problem to solve and multi-disciplinary teams are curated based on best match with skills and interests. We have highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students from Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Communications, Art and Design and other disciplines and focus on complementary skills in each team.

Teams are mentored and work closely with companies to experiment, run technology sandboxes, execute ideas, create proofs of concepts, do research, and/or demonstrate incremental innovation.

Companies will be invited to participate as deeply as they wish with team members or may choose to check in mid- and end-point on progress and a presentation and documentation will be provided to each company.

We run our programs through Hyper Innovation to be able to offer the flexibility to create shared IP agreements, protect IP during the course of the project, and to meet needs for outcomes driven by participant interest.

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