The I&E program aims to connect the university community with other adjacent programs within the university and within the community. We work as an “info center” to integrate these programs into the I&E experience of each student, faculty, staff & administration, and community member by referring parties to these other entities, marketing the services of these programs, and ensuring maximum program collaboration and involvement of these programs within the university community.
The College of Business and the Office of Research and Economic Development have jointly transformed a portion of the third floor of the Volpe Library into Tennessee Tech's innovation facility, the iCube. This space allows students and faculty to imagine, inspire, and innovate through the use of virtual reality technologies and business media production to bring their projects to life.
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The MakerSpace was created through a partnership between the College of Engineering and College of Business with the goal of providing an interactive and collaborative space for students and faculty to use while working on I&E projects. All the equipment needed for small scale prototyping and fabrications as well as meeting spaces outfitted with modular components and presentation technologies are available for university community use. More info here
I&E Academic Programs
The university I&E program assists with the production of and administrative support for other department-owned I&E academic programs such as the NSF I-Corps Program, the Tennessee Tech Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate, and other I&E-related programs.
The Biz Foundry
The Biz Foundry is a Launch Tennessee affiliated business accelerator, located in close proximity to the Tennessee Tech campus. This external organization provides mentoring, pitch preparation, and business acceleration to community entrepreneurs requiring these services. Our I&E program facilitates interactions between the university community and this organization.
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Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC)
Serving these local communities, the Cookeville, TN TSBDC Office provides small business start-up services including, but not limited to: business plan development, financial planning assistance, marketing plan development, sources of capital, & social media guidance.
Please contact us to learn more about becoming a sponsor!