IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Initiative Programs (I2E@IUPUI)

Whether you're an IUPUI student, faculty member, alumni, or a member of the entrepreneurial community, there are numerous opportunities to get involved in the activities and programs sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Research Commercialization and Entrepreneurship at IUPUI
Through our Innovation to Enterprise Initiatives, an important priority is to play a key role in supporting the economic development of Indiana and the nation through the transfer and commercialization of research-generated intellectual property.

Our programs and services offer:

  • Campus-wide enthusiasm for research, innovation, and invention
  • Connections for students, research centers and laboratories, and external collaborators regardless of major or academic background
  • Assistance to researchers in navigating the challenges and opportunities they experience when refining discoveries to a point where they can be presented to other valuable resources

Campus Community
Check out the information using the links below for an introduction to our programs and resources for support of IUPUI students and faculty. We want to help you as you dive into the world of entrepreneurship in Indianapolis!

Learn how we can provide support and information related to intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and commercialization. To learn more, click here.

Faculty may also schedule a direct consultation related to their research program. Click here to request a meeting.

IUPUI students have many opportunities throughout the year to get involved in the Innovation to Enterprise activities and programs. These include the JagStart Student Entrepreneurs support program, and annual JagStart Elevator Pitch Competition. We encourage students from all majors to be involved with our programs.

Off-Campus Community
If you’re a member of the Indiana business community, we invite you to explore opportunities to engage with our faculty and students through our Innovation to Enterprise program initiatives such as our I2E@IUPUI Business Mentor Volunteer program, or through partnering with the Enactus at IUPUI community service student group.

I2E@IUPUI Business Mentor Volunteers
To learn more, send an email to or view our listing on the VolunteerMatch site.

Innovation to Enterprise Volunteer Application

Enactus at IUPUI
Enactus is a community service program for students which enables social and economic progress through entrepreneurial action. The program provides a platform for teams of students to develop innovative, entrepreneurial-based projects that (make a positive social impact and) empower people to improve their lives in a sustainable way.

If you are interested in partnering with our Enactus program, submit your information here.

Make a donation to support our IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Initiative Programs
If you would like to support us in our mission to make entrepreneurship and innovation easier for our students and faculty, consider making a donation today! Gifts to this account will be used to support Innovation to Enterprise Central (ITEC), the JagStart Student Entrepreneurship program, and other events or services to be offered supporting student entrepreneurship and innovation at IUPUI. Be sure to designate IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Initiative Programs in the “Use my gift to support” box!

Upcoming Events
Click here to see upcoming educational and business networking events hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, including the Innovation to Enterprise Initiatives.

Karen White, Research Development & Commercialization Facilitator
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Phone: 317-274-1083