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The Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER®) program is a unique approach to preparing students for the challenges of commercializing new technologies and delivering innovative products to the marketplace.

TI:GER combines classroom instruction, team-based activities, and internship opportunities into a total educational experience. Whether the student's objective is to work in a university, a new venture, or a corporate setting, TI:GER participants address the multidisciplinary issues that are a part of technology commercialization.

Program funding is provided by a variety of sources including the Alan and Mildred Peterson Foundation, the Hal and John Smith Chair in Entrepreneurship, and others.

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Business Community
Career Impact

Our connections to global business and startup communities give you access to a unique experiential learning opportunity that will broaden your scope of learning, hone leadership skills, and provide  access to business and legal mentors.

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TI:GER is a nationally recognized award winning program that teaches the entire process from research to launch to ensure marketable technology. Graduate students involved in the TI:GER Program receive instruction from business and law professors and practitioners, have assigned business and legal mentors as well as meet with industry representatives at our biannual board meetings.

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TI:GER students have a unique skill set to work in product development, innovation and commercialization positions. Whether launching a startup or entering the corporate world, TI:GER prepares students for the career they want.

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Fast Facts

  • $140K
    TI:GER
    won by TI:GER teams in business plan competitions since 2009
  • $7M
    TI:GER
    raised by TI:GER alumni companies
  • 20%
    TI:GER
    TI:GER alums working in a startup or have started their own firm
  • 66%
    TI:GER
    TI:GER alums planning to start their own company or join a startup
  • 20%
    TI:GER
    TI:GER projects that have received grant funding
  • 22%
    TI:GER
    TI:GER PhD research projects that have formed companies
  • 24%
    TI:GER
    TI:GER research projects with filed patents
  • 21%
    TI:GER
    TI:GER MBA graduates working in consulting firms
  • 77%
    TI:GER
    TI:GER alums reporting a positive career impact
  • 3 of 5
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    number of 1st place TI:GER teams in business competitions since 2010