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.