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Since the fund's creation in 2014, the Strategic Innovation Fund has provided three
funding cycles of seed money to projects led by students, faculty, and staff from
across campus. After reviewing the progress on funded projects, learning from process
changes made in previous rounds, and identifying priorities for the future, we are
making changes this year that include a new name: The Marquette Impact Challenge.
The Office of Research and Innovation announced the 2017 strategic innovation fund
recipients. There were eight projects selected this year in the areas of water/environmental,
community impact and interdisciplinary research infrastructure.
The 707 Hub, located on the first floor of the 707 Building, is a space designed to
foster collaboration and innovation. Because anyone can be innovative, the 707 Hub
is open to all students, and we encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to solving
problems. Because great ideas need to be heard, the 707 Hub offers unique spaces for
meetings, presentations and events.
President Michael R. Lovell on Wednesday, Jan. 20, in his second Presidential Address,
made a series of important announcements, including a $40 million signature partnership
with Aurora Health Care on the planned Athletic Performance Research Center. Additionally, President Lovell gave updates on a number of university initiatives,
and introduced several new priorities.
Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell announced yesterday in his second
Presidential Address that the university will partner with Aurora Health Care in constructing
its state-of-the-art Athletic Performance Research Center. The center will serve as a national destination for scientific research in human
Watch as vice president of research and innovation Jeanne Hossenlopp shows how Marquette's
new Strategic Innovation Fund is providing seed money to students, faculty and staff
to explore entrepreneurial ventures.
Watch the video
The university has launched a new program funded by the Wisconsin Economic Development
Corporation that aims to help fund student- and faculty-led entrepreneurial efforts
in order to support and increase the number of businesses emerging from Marquette’s
educational and research programs.
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell today announced the university’s first-ever
strategic innovation fund awardees. Thirty-eight unique projects led by Marquette faculty, students and staff across a variety of disciplines will
receive nearly $5 million.
Marquette will commence construction on the build-out of its sixth-floor space in
the Global Water Center this summer, with an anticipated completion of late 2015. The university will occupy
the final remaining space in the 100,000-square-foot, seven-story building, which
houses water-related research facilities for universities, existing water-related
companies and accelerator space for emerging companies.