The Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) provides students and faculty with the skills, resources and experiences necessary to become successful innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who tackle grand challenges and change the world.
Created in 2000 to highlight the University’s rich history and culture of innovation, TEC continues to inspire its students to become the next generation of world-changing visionaries, leaders and entrepreneurs. This is accomplished through its courses, venture and product competitions, workshops and other curricular and extra-curricular events that expose students to the complex concepts inherent in the simultaneous processes of technology innovation and market adoption. TEC offers on-site and online certificate programs for education and professional development and hosts outreach activities for students and alumni. TEC also administers the annual V. Dale Cozad New Venture Competition and the $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize for innovation, among several other programs.
Check out TEC's Roadmap to Entrepreneurship
Check out TEC's 2010-2011 Annual Report