INSPIRING Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Together, we aspire to deepen our culture of innovation and entrepreneurship through the application of new knowledge from research, and the development of new entrepreneurial enterprises.  By providing the infrastructure, educational programs, and research support, we will encourage the next generation of students and scholars who will bring benefit to society.

Progress in a Heartbeat Igor Efimov bridges engineering and medical disciplines to advance cardiac therapies.

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David Karandish & Chris Sims connect students to the global economy at their St. Louis-based Internet company

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Inspiring Innovation & Entrepreneurship

​In an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world, innovation will be key to meeting society's challenges. Students, faculty, and alumni have demonstrated important examples of innovation in education, in the application of new knowledge from research, and in developing commercial enterprises and social service organizations.  Entrepreneurs with the education and skills to launch and develop new enterprises and to contribute to the growth and impact of existing companies and organizations will be important to the future of our community, our nation, and our world.

Together, we will fund and advance our medical and scientific research, develop ideas, and share our laboratory knowledge with a broader market. Application of new knowledge in science, engineering and medicine will stimulate economic growth through the creation of companies like Answers, Exegy, and C2N Diagnostics. In serving society, social service organizations like The Blessing Basket Project® nurtured by the Skandalaris Center will provide help to those in need and bring hope to those who continue to struggle.

Together, we can expand our impact by providing the infrastructure, educational programs, and research support to bring great benefit from new knowledge created by faculty and students.  As vexing as our most difficult challenges may seem, we believe our commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship provides great hope for the future.

Theresa Wilson & The Skandalaris Center worked together to create a social enterprise that gives women in six nations economic power.