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the Student innovation Center

Innovation Programs

Activate. Collaborate. Create. Innovate!

Get involved with the Student Innovation Center’s Innovation Programs.
You are welcome here! Everyone can work towards building their innovation capacity and that is our goal. We want all students to activate their minds, collaborate to learn from diverse perspectives, create meaningful projects, and innovate to make the world a better place.

Join our Student Innovation Community!

The Student Innovation Community provides students with a self-directed journey that builds their connections and innovation capacity. Open to all students and everyone is welcome . Join us every Wednesday from 4:10 to 6PM in room 2260!

Come to activate your mind

Learn from engaging speakers

Build your innovation capacity

Create new ideas and meaningful projects

Plus treats, drinks, and new friends!

Projects

An endless array of possibilities exists within this building and in the minds of students across campus. Students are encouraged to design and lead their own project with the support of SICTR staff and faculty from multiple disciplinary backgrounds.

Upcoming Projects:

Edge AI
Fact Finding- World Issues
Food Insecurity
Replica ABC
Space Manufacturing

student speaking to a conference room of other students

Workshops

Move beyond the buzzword. Build your innovation capacity through the following topics:

Innovation Mindset/Spirit/Dilemma September 27th  

Types of Innovation: Innovation Process – October 4th     

Innovation Tools & Games – October 11th   

The Innovation Team October 18th  

Uncertainty: Trial & Error, Mistakes & Failure – October 25th  

Prototyping – November 1st  

Innovation & Entrepreneurship – November 8th  

Mega Trends – November 15th  

Enemies of Innovation – November 29th 

Competitions

A wide range of opportunities will be offered for students to challenge themselves and put forth ideas, proposals, teams, and inventions. Students must register in advance and can win cash.

Examples of what we’ve done before:

• Student Innovation Fund Challenge

• Music Challenge

• Change the World Challenge

• Food Fusion Cooking Challenge

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Lunch and Learn: Start Something at Iowa State
"Start This, Start That ... Start Something at Iowa State," an informational luncheon about the university's startup programs and resources for graduate students, faculty and [...]
Product Pitch Session
11/01/2022    
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Innovate 1858, a completely student-operated retail store located on the entry-level of the Student Innovation Center, is inviting all creatives, innovators, and business owners to [...]
Student Innovation Community
Join the Student Innovation Center's Innovation Programs to meet other innovators and build your innovation capacity. Our learning community meets every Wednesday in our project suite, SICTR 2260. Each week, you'll experience workshops, forums, and more with invited guests from a diverse range of industries. Gain new skills and have fun along the way. All are welcome!
Ellie Mae Concert and Q&A
11/04/2022    
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Ellie Mae, an ISU alumnus and former The Voice - Team Blake participant, will be holding a mini concert, interview, and advice session for creative [...]
LAS FUEL Lunch & Learn Workshop
11/07/2022    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Art of Entrepreneurship Bring a lunch to SICTR 11118 and engage with students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for practical hands-on [...]
Lunch and Learn: Start Something at Iowa State
"Start This, Start That ... Start Something at Iowa State," an informational luncheon about the university's startup programs and resources for graduate students, faculty and [...]
Product Pitch Session
11/15/2022    
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Innovate 1858, a completely student-operated retail store located on the entry-level of the Student Innovation Center, is inviting all creatives, innovators, and business owners to [...]
Food Insecurity Challenge
11/15/2022    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Food Insecurity Challenge is co-hosted by the Ivy College of Business, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Students from [...]
LAS FUEL Lunch & Learn Workshop
11/28/2022    
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Innovation for Science Lovers Bring a lunch to SICTR 11118 and engage with students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for practical hands-on [...]
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Product Pitch Session
15 Nov 22
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Food Insecurity Challenge
15 Nov 22
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INNOVATION IN ACTION

See how Iowa State University innovators create, share knowledge, experiment, work together, and challenge themselves to make a difference in the world!