Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship recognizes the need for students, faculty and staff to engage in both innovation and entrepreneurship. Through the center, the University has introduced a range of activities geared towards expanding our students, faculty and staff's understanding of how they can engage in research, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and new ventures.

Why should you participate in DifferenceMakersTM?
    • You like to solve problems
    • You want to help shape the future
    • You hope to make a difference in your
      community - or in the world
    • You thrive in a supportive or collaborative
Sound like you? Get involved!
UMass Lowell's New Venture Initiative (NVI) is a model for University cultivation of startup activity. NVI provides a path for University-owned innovation to become a startup. Enhanced mechanisms, support and resources for external startups seeking to partner with the University are also available through NVI.
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is a lifeline for the state’s smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable, and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources at the Lowell and Worcester campuses of the University of Massachusetts.

What is Entrepreneurship?

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Steve Tello discusses entrepreneurship at UMass Lowell.