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Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The IIE serves as the "front door" for access to university human, intellectual, and physical resources to support entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship activities across the state.

About the IIE


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UW: Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Design Thinking

The Center for Design Thinking

The Center for Design Thinking, located in the new Engineering Education and Research Building and will work with faculty, students and businesses to apply design thinking to product design, offering courses to prepare students for an entrepreneuring future through direct experiences with inventive projects.

The Health Bioscience Innovation Hub

The Health Bioscience Innovation Hub

Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub helps entrepreneurs and researchers develop next-generation health and wellness solutions including human and animal pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, medical devices, wellness and sports medicine solutions, and personalized and preventive medicine. The hub serves as the interface for the human, physical and financial resources necessary to develop intellectual property, from initial idea to foundational research, through the launch of viable businesses that can enhance Wyoming’s economic diversity.

Visit the Wyoming Center for Business Economic Analysis

The Wyoming Center for Business and Economic Analysis

The Wyoming Center for Business and Economic Analysis (WCBEA) provides a wide range of applied economic and business services to local governments, private sector firms and non-profit organizations. Visit the Center for Business and Economic Analysis Website.


Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs


Entrepreneurship Law Practicum

The entrepreneurship law practicum will provide support for entrepreneurs from faculty and students regarding questions such as appropriate business legal forms and intellectual property protection.

Learn more about the Entrepreneurship Law Practicum.


Entrepreneurship Academic Programs

IIE News

UW Associate Professor Impresses at Entrepreneurship Competition

April 3, 2019 "Katie Li-Oakey knew her coal conversion technology was solid, but getting positive feedback from some of the top venture capitalists in a national competition provided even more validation."

UW’s Role in Growing and Diversifying Wyoming’s Economy

January, 2019 "As Wyoming’s flagship and land-grant university, the University of Wyoming has the responsibility to serve the state’s people by providing outstanding educational opportunities; conducting cutting-edge research to address the state’s challenges; and engaging with Wyoming communities to sustain and improve our quality of life."

Next-Generation Workforce

January, 2019 "Jack Mason aims to impact future generations as chief operating officer of UW’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship."

An Entrepreneurial Mindset

January, 2019 "Rile Chair of Entrepreneurship and Leadership Patrick Kreiser believes everyone can benefit from entrepreneurship."

Fostering Innovation

January, 2019 "The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ushers in a new era for students and innovators across the state."

Student Entrepreneurs

January, 2019 "From food to fashion, research to tech, UW students have great ideas to power the future."

Startups Across the State

January, 2019 "Thanks to UW, Wyoming businesses are getting the help they need to succeed."

Encouraging Entrepreneurship

January, 2019 "The planned Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will work with existing programs to promote entrepreneurship in students, faculty members and people across the state."

UW Hires Experienced Entrepreneur to Lead Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

November, 2018 "A successful businessman who has personally founded multiple companies and helped establish many more has been hired to serve as chief operating officer of the University of Wyoming’s new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)."

Contact Us

College of Business
Department 3275
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4194
Fax: (307) 766-4042
Email: business@uwyo.edu

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