Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The University of Massachusetts Lowell has been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and its Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity.

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship recognizes the need for students, faculty & staff to engage in both innovation and entrepreneurship. Through the center, the university has introduced a range of activities geared towards expanding our students', faculty and staffs' understanding of how they can engage in research, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship & new ventures.

Why should you participate in DifferenceMakersTM?
    • You like to solve problems
    • You want to help shape the future
    • You hope to make a difference in your
      community - or in the world
    • You thrive in a supportive or collaborative
Sound like you? Get involved!
UMass Lowell's New Venture Initiative (NVI) is a model for University cultivation of startup activity. NVI provides a path for University-owned innovation to become a startup. Enhanced mechanisms, support and resources for external startups seeking to partner with the University are also available through NVI.
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is a lifeline for the state’s smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable, and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources at the Lowell and Worcester campuses of the University of Massachusetts.

What is Entrepreneurship?

Steven Tellosteve-tello-innovation
Play Video

Steve Tello discusses entrepreneurship at UMass Lowell.