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

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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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.

among top worldwide universities granted US utility patents
The Kellogg School has the highest proportion of female startup founders
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.


First device to monitor transplanted organs detects early signs of rejection

Wireless technology senses warning signs up to three weeks earlier than current methods

Dissolving cardiac device monitors, treats heart disease

Soft, wireless implant monitors the heart without requiring removal


Lunch & Learn: Stout (Investment Banking)

September 27, 12:00 PM
2010 Sheridan Road, 2010 Sheridan Road
Join Business Institutions for lunch and a casual conversation with our guest speakers, Jack Kedroski and Emily Kohler. ...

Introduction to Patent Law Opportunities for Scientists and Engin...

October 5, 12:00 PM
Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road
The presentation will offer a brief overview of intellectual property and the patent process and discuss the role that p...

Q Sponsored Seminar by Osage University Partners | Ask a VC

October 10, 11:00 AM
Osage University Partners (OUP) is a venture capital fund investing in start-ups that commercialize university research....

More Innovation News

Northwestern names multimillion-dollar technology accelerator

Querrey InQbation Lab

Rendering of building facade.

The Querrey InQbation Lab will be a hub for university startup companies. It will provide a home for Northwestern’s highly entrepreneurial faculty to contribute to innovation through commercialization of sophisticated scientific discoveries as well as bring economic growth and opportunities to the Evanston and Chicago communities.

Initial renovations have enabled five Northwestern startup companies to move into the space, with a sixth startup moving imminently. The five companies are: