April 19 2014


Discarded to Precious (D2P)

Hosted by the Technology Entrepreneur Center and the School of Art + Design, Discarded to Precious is a competition that requires Art + Design students to explore a discarded material and to transform it beyond the confines of its current use (turning it into “something precious”).  The main focus of this challenge is the exploration of the relationship we have with discarded materials, either manufactured or natural. 

Entrepreneurial LLC Roundtable

The Technology Entrepreneur Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign proudly announces the third annual Entrepreneurial Living-Learning Community Roundtable. The staff of many entrepreneurially-based living-learning communities are gathering in one spot for a shared discussion and networking opportunities.

Illinois Innovation Prize

The Illinois Innovation Prize, administered by the Technology Entrepreneur Center in the College of Engineering, is awarded on an annual basis to the most innovative students passionate about solving grand challenges and striving to be entrepreneurial.  

Invention to Venture (I2V)

I2V teaches technology entrepreneurship basics, helps build networks and provides a framework for moving ideas forward. Each year, several specialized workshops will be offered. Invention to Venture is a program of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. 

Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network

The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northwestern University,  the Technology Entrepreneur Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  and the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor announce the third annual Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (M.E.E.N.)


Patent Clinic

The Patent Clinic is a joint effort between the TEC and the University of Illinois College of Law (COL) in which selected participants from the Cozad New Venture Competition and theLemelson-MIT Illinois Student Prize entrants can have a patent application drafted for them at no cost, if their invention description includes a novel and potentially patentable device, system, or method.


Meet your next co-founders!


TEC's Cozad New Venture Competition

Congratulations to all of the Cozad Teams that have made it on to the Finals Round of the competition!  These teams will compete for funding and prizes on Friday, April 25 at NCSA from 9am to 3pm. 

Think Chicago

Join us in Chicago for a chance to visit and meet with the leaders of some of today's most innovative tech companies. October 17-19, 2013. 150 elite students will meet industry leaders, visit business headquarters, gain free VIP admission to select programming at the annual Chicago Ideas Week and much more. 

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