The IDEA Center is the University of Notre Dame's fundamental resource for Innovation, De-Risking and Enterprise Acceleration. It supports all commercialization and entrepreneurial activities at the University, from idea development to business formation, prototyping, and student entrepreneurial education. As part of Notre Dame Research, the IDEA Center provides the necessary space, services and expertise to bring the best Notre Dame faculty, student, staff, and South Bend-Elkhart community ideas and innovations to market.

Ways to Launch and Grow

Commercialization Engine

Transforms the innovations of University researchers into market applications

Innovation Park

Empowers entrepreneurs to build great businesses by providing world-class office space designed to spark productive collisions and creativity

Student Entrepreneurship

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!

Innovation Lab

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

Founders Stories of Notre Dame Entrepreneurs

Yali Skew

1400 E. Angela Blvd
South Bend, IN 46617

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