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Creativity-Innovation-Entrepreneurship (CIE)

UR’s Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship initiative aims to foster creativity, entrepreneurial ingenuity, willingness to take risks, resilience, and competence in addressing problems and challenges from multiple perspectives. By combining the expertise of our five distinguished schools, we have a unique opportunity to provide students and faculty sustained engagement with innovative and stimulating collaborations around real-world problems.  

Student Innovation Fellows

Student Innovation Fellows are taking part in a 6-week training session based at UR and run through Stanford University’s Design School to learn design thinking, learn methodology, and how to analyze a university ecosystem. In the Spring, they will travel to Silicon Valley to meet with innovation leaders and a national cohort of fellows from other universities.  During both semesters, they will develop a collaborative CIE-themed research and design project, work with peers, faculty and administrators to create ways to enhance innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity at UR. They will also serve as advisors to UR’s Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship faculty committee. For questions or more information, contact Todd Lookingbill, Faculty Director.

Congratulations to the following students:

  1. William Boyd Walker
  2. Bingjie Liu
  3. Sandeep Kumar
  4. Kartikey Sharma
  5. Xiaodi Hu

Concepts-For-Change Idea Pitches!

Students - Please join us Mondays at 7pm in The Current in THC for a weekly pitch competition. You could turn 120 seconds into $100! Any student can participate. Come pitch your solution to a big problem! Or just come to watch. No registration required. Sponsored by the CIE, the Provost’s Office and the Robins School of Business. For more information click here.


Call for Courses

 2019-2020 CIE Committee

CIE Charge 

Findings and recommendations from the 2017-2018 CIE committee.

For questions, please email the Committee at