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Innovation Circle

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The Innovation Circle champions new ideas. Comprised of the next wave of business and thought leaders dedicated to making a positive impact in their communities, the Innovation Circle is actively engaged in strengthening research and encouraging discovery.

Each member of the Innovation Circle has committed their time and $30,000 to furthering innovative research. The Innovation Circle will oversee an annual pitch competition in which the winning research team receives $70,000 to significantly increase their ability to realize the objectives and impact of their project.

The Innovation Circle Discovery Prize will provide some project operating funds and equipment, and, most importantly, it will enable the winning faculty researcher and lead graduate student team to build a first-rate research team of graduate students—giving the best and brightest students exceptional early career experience. It may also be used to cover essential operating costs and equipment.

Become an Innovation Circle Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Innovation Circle or would like more information on this initiative, please contact:

Michelle Hounslow
Executive Director, Advancement