What Big Idea Means to Me

The Randall Family Big Idea competition is our flagship competition here at the Innovation Institute, the main reason we're so proud of it: the students. So we wanted to take the chance to share with you some of their thoughts on the competition: Dirt Cheap Power, Addy Klonicki "The faculty…

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Are You Ready to Accelerate?

Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. What's on your list? What's holding you back from getting started? What if you could move that process along faster? Now instead of directing that desire at, say, learning to play the piano or becoming a…

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Big Idea Overview

It’s an exciting time to be at Pitt. Two years ago the only programs for students encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship existed only within specific campus schools and departments. Today, thanks to the Innovation Institute, which spans the whole university, all schools and all departments, we provide programming to all students,…

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Behind the Judges Table

As an intern at the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute, I consider myself one of the luckiest people at the university. My job allows me to see all of the amazing and inspiring ideas that arise from Pitt students, from undergraduates to post-docs. However, no event showcases our school’s indisputable…

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