Center for Innovation Strategies

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Inspiring a Growth Mindset

The Center for Innovation Strategies (CIS) collaborates with organizations 
as a facilitator and connector to support your innovation efforts.

Our programs are designed to help our students and partners learn from experts, engage with and influence the talent pipeline, and connect with the broader innovation ecosystem.

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Innovate with CIS

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CIS can help your organization validate and de-risk innovation concepts through our OnRamp programs.

Through OnRamp, over 120 concepts have been explored by over 600 student interns.

Learn more about OnRamp


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