The IIE vision is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship among UW students, faculty and staff, and across the state and to serve as an intellectual engine to grow and diversify the state’s economy.
The University of Wyoming Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship works with existing programs to promote entrepreneurship in students, faculty members and people across the state—creating an educated workforce, generating new technologies and know-how, and helping to drive the creation of new businesses and industries. Part of the university’s five-year strategic plan, the vision behind this university-wide entity is an organization that integrates innovation with entrepreneurship, supporting inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs—including students, faculty, staff, those outside the university and existing businesses—along the entire pathway from idea to successful commercialization.
Related: Read UW President Laurie S. Nichols' "UW’s Role in Growing and Diversifying Wyoming’s Economy"
The Center for Design Thinking
The Center for Design Thinking, located in the new Engineering Education and Research Building and will work with faculty, students and businesses to apply design thinking to product design, offering courses to prepare students for an entrepreneuring future through direct experiences with inventive projects.
The Health Bioscience Innovation Hub
Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub helpsentrepreneurs and researchers develop next-generation health and wellness solutions including human and animal pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, medical devices, wellness andsports medicine solutions, and personalized and preventive medicine. The hub serves as the interface for the human, physical and financial resources necessary to develop intellectual property, from initial idea to foundational research, through the launch of viable businesses that can enhance Wyoming’s economic diversity.
The Wyoming Center for Business and Economic Analysis
The Wyoming Center for Business and Economic Analysis (WCBEA) provides a wide range of applied economic and business services to local governments, private sector firms and non-profit organizations. Visit the Center for Business and Economic Analysis Website.