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Center for Innovation

The Center for Innovation teaches innovative strategies and tools for breakthrough thinking. We offer a variety of programming and customized training for individuals, teams and organizations.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Student Innovation Competition!

The Student Innovation Awards recognizes students' creativity, originality and the ability to solve problems and discover new opportunities. This year's theme was Product and Service Innovation, where students developed inventions of a new product or service, or an improvement to an existing product or service that creates new value for customers or users. With over 125 student submissions to the competition, the six finalists were selected by a group of judges in the Chicago business community. Congratulations to the winners on their creative innovations! Thank you very much to our program sponsors, Gould & Ratner and Nervana for their support.

2017 Student Innovation Competition Winners
Savoy Corona, Smartbox
Jake Gice, Flexroll
Oleh Mykolyshyn, Right Job
Alyssa Nagy, Clara Care
Ayet Ujwok, Four-in-one-Card
Patrick Zieba, Automotive Tire Valve System

Read more about the 2017 Student Innovation Award Winners here​.

Introducing the Center for Innovation Design Thinking Group

Open to all DePaul undergraduate and graduate students, the Design Thinking Group offers experiential learning opportunities for students interested in design thinking methods. The Center facilitates quarterly extracurricular workshops and training sessions where students learn tools and strategies in design thinking methodologies. Group members may have the opportunity to work on student-centered projects with local organizations, participate in class ideation sessions with start-ups, take tours of some of Chicago's most innovative companies and attend Center events.

Learn more about the Design Thinking Group and contact Emily Doyle, to join our next event!

3D Printing Workshop at the Innovation Lab

Are you interested in 3D printing? Contact to learn more about creating your very own prototype! Open to all DePaul alumni, faculty, students and staff.

Support the Center

The Center is able to provide student programs and to support innovation education at DePaul thanks to the generosity of donors. Any level of support is kindly appreciated.
Your gift to the Center for Innovation will have a profound impact well into the future. Please support current students and the Center at a financial level that is meaningful to you. Your gift matters!

Contact Us

Center for Innovation
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8395 ​​​​​​