Our goal at the IDEA Center is to help entrepreneurs like you succeed. Following are some resources for doing so.

Lead One of Our Startups

If you're an experienced entrepreneur and are looking for your next opportunity, we encourage you to learn how you can lead one of our startups.

Explore Notre Dame Technology

If you are interested in learning about the types of technologies Notre Dame has available, you may either peruse a list of currently available technologies or contact Dick Cox at either 574.631.5158 or rcox4@nd.edu as many of our inventions do not currently appear on our website.

Learn About the De-Risking and Value-Adding Process our Inventions Go-Through

Here at Notre Dame we understand that consumers don't buy technologies; they buy solutions to their problems. The goal of our Commercialization Engine program, the name for our robust commercialization process, is to take early-stage technologies through a process of de-risking and transform them into life-changing and productive applications. We use industry best-practices that validate and make our technologies truly ready for the market.

Connect With Entrepreneurial-and Innovation-Minded Students

Notre Dame has some of the brightest students in the world. Many of them have big ideas about how to solve the world's biggest problems. We encourage you to reach out to Patti Reinhardt, the director of student engagement, at either 574.631.2499 or preinhar@nd.edu to find out how your company can benefit from interacting with our world-class students.