Standing for Innovation, De-Risking and Enterprise Acceleration, the IDEA Center is the fundamental resource for all commercialization and entrepreneurial activities at the University of Notre Dame. It provides the necessary space, services and expertise for idea development, commercialization, business formation, prototyping, entrepreneurial education and student entrepreneurial efforts. It is designed to bring the best Notre Dame faculty, staff and student ideas and innovations to market.
Ways to Launch and Grow
Transforms the innovations of University researchers into market applications
Empowers entrepreneurs to build great businesses by providing world-class office space designed to spark productive collisions and creativity
Provides opportunities for students to turn their ideas into businesses and learn about entrepreneurship
McCloskey New Venture Competition
Compete to win more than $300,000 in cash and prizes!
Offers state-of-the-art manufacturing tools and resources for the development of products and prototypes for ventures of all kinds
Commercialization Engine Funding
Accelerates the advancement of University innovations by fueling them with milestone-based funding