Innovation Fellows Program

Innovation Fellows Corps

Make your mark as an Innovation Fellow

The Iowa State University Innovation Fellows Corps is an interdisciplinary professional practice program that equips students to translate their technical knowledge into behaviors that advance industry. Students have unique access to senior executives who coach and deliver innovation programs. Student investment in a rigorous core of innovation training empowers them to lead, address big challenges, and contribute to their chosen fields.


Define yourself as an innovation champion — complete relays that build the mindset, skills, and experiences that make you a changemaker, employee, business contributor.


Fast-track your professional development and capacity to change your world — enroll in intensive subject matter sessions through our Innovation Circuit Series and other programs.


Make the change in the world you are passionate about and start discovering, designing, and launching your future NOW.


Go where you want to go. Be how you want to be. Just do it faster, smarter and stronger.

Participation in the program:

  • Differentiates and enhances student academic and professional performance
  • Accelerates student capacity to initiate and accomplish innovative projects in collaboration with industry leaders
  • Elevates Iowa State students as exceptional leaders, innovators, and contributors.
  • Brands our Iowa State University innovator ecosystem as responsive and relevant to industry and community demands for talented, motivated, and inventive student
  • Establishes Iowa State as leading social, civic, entrepreneurial, and entrepreneurial innovation which positions us globally to attract and retain talented and diverse students.

Fellows Programs

Imagine having a conversation with the World Economic Innovation Prize Winner for Energy Storage or a four-time Emmy Award winner for comedy. Our online innovation programs provide Fellows with unique access to hundreds of globally influential innovators offering personal insight, training, and coaching.

Your Fellows Pathway

Students are invited to participate in some or all relays of the program; only students who complete all three relays will be designated an “Innovation Fellow” and participate in other cohort innovation skill development sessions and partner with our corps of Professional Practices Coaches.

I-Fit: Innovation Fellows-in-Training

Iowa State University’s Innovation Fellows-in-Training program gives you an opportunity to get ahead with one-of-a-kind college-level experiences that help you stand out.

The Innovation Fellows program, in only a few weeks, has connected me to several outstanding business partners, helped me develop my small concept into an international impact company, and taught me countless skills that are putting me ahead of any competition.

Reed Duncan, Innovation Fellow

Apply now!

Start your own adventure as an Iowa State University Innovation Fellow. You’ll become a part of a corps of ambitious and distinctive thinkers and dreamers. You’ll earn as you learn your way through the Innovation Fellows program, where you get access to the minds and models of global influencers and innovators.

Have questions about the Innovation Fellows?

Contact Karen Kerns

Entrepreneur in Residence President’s Initiative for Entrepreneurship and Innovation