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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This year Innovation Fridays is expanding! It’s now a full day of innovative activities including pitch sessions, brainstorm sessions, and open maker spaces.
“Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.” - Ted Levitt #innovationinspiration
The Academy is excited for our new space in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center! Just a couple more years to go!
Make your own chair at the #NextNOWFest https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2014/makerlab
Some tips and tricks to help get your next brainstorm off on the right foot!
Every corner of our campus, from the sciences and humanities to research and business, is committed to launching Fearless Ideas.
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.