Innovate Fearlessly

At UMD, we cultivate a campus of fearless innovators to reframe and disrupt the norm to bring about change. By empowering students to reimagine the landscape, not blend in, we prepare them to solve the world’s toughest problems.

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"Never confuse motion with action." - Ernest Hemingway #innovationinspiration

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald #innovationinspiration

"The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites." - Carl Jung #innovationinspiration

"Sit, walk, or run, but don't wobble." - Zen proverb #innovationinspiration

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This Teen Paid for College by Selling on Etsy. Here Are 5 Ways She Did It. by #UMDspark http://t.co/b7rjX0fUgU via @Entrepreneur - 10 hours ago

Formerly homeless student says 'education really saved my life' #UMDspark http://t.co/d8OhKhBg7j via @usatodaycollege - 3 days ago

6 Most Common Innovation Mistakes Companies Make #UMDspark https://t.co/SSEGDayZJc - 4 days ago

University of Maryland Named to 2015 Class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities http://t.co/46JEEP5YPC - 4 days ago

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You #UMDspark http://t.co/kFizuhDNgI via @Entrepreneur - 5 days ago

Every corner of our campus, from the sciences and humanities to research and business, is committed to launching Fearless Ideas.

Mission

Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AIE)

AIE was launched by UMD President Wallace Loh in 2013 and charged with engaging all 35,000+ of our students in innovation & entrepreneurship to prepare them to tackle the world's toughest problems.

Skills our students gain -

Our students completely reimagine the landscape by developing deep empathy for potential stakeholders, reframing problems, and trying unexpected & game-changing solutions.

Who we are -

Operating directly out of the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, our core team is multi-disciplinary, creative and has a “bias to yes” attitude. We collaborate with the Deans from every school and college as well as an extended team of I&E-related programs & departments across campus that are passionate about creating innovation opportunities for all students.

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The Academy builds upon an incredible foundation of entrepreneurial courses and programs built over 25 years.