to the ASEE Entrepreneurship Division, the home of engineering entrepreneurship. Over the few short years of its existence, the Entrepreneurship Division
has become one of the fastest growing divisions within ASEE. With the
continuing support of the ASEE leadership, our division officers, and
the active involvement of our members, we are committed to bringing you
the very best research papers, workshops, awards, and partnership opportunities
in the engineering entrepreneurship domain.
our commitment is strong, our ability to deliver depends heavily on the
active involvement and interesting and creative ideas of our members.
We encourage you to contact our officers if you are interested in being
involved or you have ideas you wish to discuss. You will find their information
in the contact section of this site. We encourage you to attend the annual
meeting, as well. There you will be surrounded by others who share your
curiosity (if you are a newcomer) or your passion about engineering entrepreneurship.
also want to acknowledge the help and support of our sponsors.
The Kauffman Foundation promotes entrepreneurial
success at all levels, from elementary school students to high-growth
entrepreneurs. We work with leading educators and researchers nationwide
to create awareness of the powerful concepts of entrepreneurship, to develop
and disseminate proven programs that enhance entrepreneurial skills and
abilities, and to improve the environment in which entrepreneurs start
and grow businesses.
Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance fosters invention, innovation,
and entrepreneurship in higher education as a way of creating innovative,
commercially viable, and socially beneficial businesses and employment
opportunities in the United States. The program was founded on the premise
that invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship are essential components
of the higher education curriculum and vital to the nation's economic
future. The NCIIA works with colleges and universities to build collaborative
experiential learning programs that help nurture a new generation of innovators
and entrepreneurs with strong technical and business skills and the tools
and intention to make the world a better place.
is an initiative of The Lemelson Foundation, a private philanthropy established
by the prolific inventor Jerome Lemelson and his family. The Foundation
seeks to stimulate the U.S. economy and secure its position in the global
marketplace by nurturing the next generation of inventors, innovators,
The Stanford Technology
Ventures Program (STVP) believes that engineers and scientists need entrepreneurial
skills to be successful at all levels within their organizations. Our
center is dedicated to accelerating high-technology entrepreneurship education
and creating scholarly research on technology-based firms. We prepare
students for leadership positions in industry, universities, and society,
and we disseminate our research and teaching knowledge throughout the
world. STVP is located within the Stanford University School of Engineering
and is hosted by the Department of Management Science and Engineering.
Part of the Department of
Management, the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) is WPI's university-wide center for entrepreneurship.
It was founded in 1999 to capitalize upon the extraordinary synergy between
WPI's many different entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives and extend
the benefits to a larger community. Thus it serves not only business students
and professors, but also those in engineering and science as well as the
The Collaborative supports
technological entrepreneurship and innovation development in academia,
industry, and among the general public by providing model programs, publications,
library resources, membership organizations, lecture and workshop series,
networking venues, and competitions. An undergraduate entrepreneurship
minor is offered by the Department of Management, as well as graduate
course offerings in entrepreneurship and innovation.
The mission of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH), an initiative of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, is to educate a new generation of entrepreneurs; create new technology-based ventures; and partner with industry.
MTECH'S entpreneurship activities include:
Launches and accelerates the growth of early-stage companies based on UM innovations and discoveries;
Provides hands-on technical, business, and funding support to regional entrepreneurs building new technology companies; and
Educates technology creators to understand and apply entrepreneurial practices and tactics.