The IDEA Center is the University of Notre Dame’s collaborative innovation hub dedicated to expanding the technological and societal impact of the University’s innovations. We do this by nurturing and facilitating the movement of the best ideas of faculty, staff, and students from discovery to commercial application.
The Center provides the necessary space, services, and expertise for idea development, commercialization, business formation, prototyping, entrepreneurial education, and student entrepreneurial efforts.
The Center is open to any University researcher and student with an idea they want to commercialize.
Unlock Discoveries. Fuel Genius. Advance the Common Good.
The IDEA Center will become a world leader for impactful and inclusive economic transformation through innovative, mission-driven commercialization, entrepreneurship, and education.
The IDEA Center incorporates the following values into every facet of its operations: