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Accomplishments Under
The Rensselaer Plan

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Resources and Enabling Activities

Scientific and Technological Entrepreneurship

  • Defined as a university core enterprise.
  • Created new Office of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, and New Ventures.
  • Developed new Intellectual Property policy.
  • Appointed a Vice Provost charged with infusing entrepreneurship across the curriculum with an emphasis on educational programs.
  • Initiated the “Change the World Challenge” Student Competition, with support from Sean O’Sullivan ‘85.
  • Selected to award the Lemelson Student Prize.
  • Established “Emerging Ventures Ecosystem” (EVE) in 2011 as a distributed incubation program to help young student businesses grow and succeed.
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