The application deadline has passed for next year’s NEW Commercializing New Technology Academy.  Accepted students will be notified by email that will include course registration information.

Iowa JPEC is launching a new advanced entrepreneurship and innovation experience for select students looking to experience commercializing new technology innovations. This academy is designed students seeking a competitive advantage when seeking a position within an existing innovative organization or wanting to hone their entrepreneurial skills to launch a new venture someday. This select opportunity is a two-course sequence that will help set students apart and further develop their innovative problem solving, strategic business planning, and professional communication skills.  Students will interact with business and industry leaders to help expand their professional network.  Students must commit to participating in both courses to complete the Academy.

In the first course, Commercializing New Technology I, students will work in teams to develop key skills in assessing the commercial potential of a University of Iowa technology discover. Students will utilize the latest techniques in design thinking, lean methodology, customer discovery, and business modeling. Teams will regularly interact with business and industry experts.

In the second course, Commercializing New Technology II, student teams will develop a formal technology commercialization plan for the university-based discovery; teams will be assigned entrepreneurial mentors, interact with industry experts, and engage with potential customers and partners. Students will experience first-hand what entrepreneurs go through when developing and presenting a business plan to angel investors and venture capitalists.


For Tippie Management & Entrepreneurship majors:
Completed Introduction to Management and declared Management & Entrepreneurship major; minimum third-year standing required to apply.

For CLAS Enterprise Leadership majors and all students earning one of the Entrepreneurship Certificates:
Completed Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Entrepreneurial Strategy and declared Enterprise Leadership major or declared one of the Entrepreneurship Certificates; minimum third-year standing required to apply.