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At Northwestern, innovation isn't limited to one school, one program, one building. Innovation occurs at the intersections.

Northwestern Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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At Northwestern, innovation isn't limited to one school, one program, one building. Innovation occurs at the intersections.

Northwestern University

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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Our Commitment to Innovation

Our commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship is about catalyzing positive change for the individual, our campus and the world.”

Jonathan Holloway, Provost

From Ideas to Reality

Northwestern scholars, scientists and students fearlessly challenge assumptions to imagine what’s next.

The goal? To make a difference and solve big problems. See some of this impact, by the numbers.

#14among top worldwide universities granted US utility patents
37%The Kellogg School has the highest proportion of female startup founders
1,000+students, faculty, & staff visit The Garage each month

Projects & Products

Explore student ideas

In courses, student groups and self-assembled teams, Northwestern students learn how to harness their creativity and ambition to impact areas such as healthcare, energy and environment. Every quarter, they pitch these solutions to clients, investors and the world. They bring their ideas to life.

News & Events

Every day, new discoveries and connections are being made.

They occur all over campus, in labs and classrooms, at networking events and competitions. Read about the latest news and events from Northwestern's schools, research centers, student groups and more.