Contact Info

Brooke Newell,
Academic Programs Coordinator, Chief Academic Advisor

351 CSL
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801


The Technology Entrepreneur Center offers five certificates, three for undergraduate students (Innovation; Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship; and Technology Commercialization) and two for graduate students (Business Management for Engineers and Strategic Technology Management). Each certificate requires students to take one or two core classes and a combination of elective courses or experiences within TEC and/or the University. If you are interested in any one (or more) of the TEC certificates, please fill out this interest form and Brooke Newell will contact you periodically to follow-up on your progress.

Whether you want to start your own company, work for a start-up, or work within a larger existing company, TEC has a certificate that is applicable to your needs. Earning a TEC certificate will allow you to gain the skills and resources necessary to become a successful innovator, entrepreneur, and leader in a more specific area.  Students who have earned TEC certificates have said that the certificate has helped to progress their careers at a more accelerated pace.