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ILEE Dual Degree
Learn about the BS dual degree in Innovation, Leadership & Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE).
Gain the skills and resources necessary to become a successful innovator, entrepreneur, and leader.
Build a great schedule by registering for TEC courses! Check out the unique courses we have to offer.
Cozad New Venture Challenge
Have a startup idea? Want to launch a company? Accelerate your idea with funding and mentoring!
A pitching and networking event organized around sharing skills, ideas, and entrepreneurial ambitions.
Meet our staff, faculty, and interns that create our programming, curriculum,
Join Us for a Week-long Celebration of Innovation at Illinois, April 12-17!
See who the big winners are at the Cozad New Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony, Illinois Innovation Prize Awards Ceremony, the Health Make-a-Thon, and more!
“If you’re thinking of doing anything entrepreneurial, you need to participate in TEC programs and academics. TEC gives you the tools and resources you need to succeed in both startups and large companies. The skills I’ve learned have been invaluable at my internships at John Deere and Anheuser Busch, and with my own personal startup.”
Computer Science + Innovation, Leadership, & Engineering Entrepreneurship '21
Join us for a week-long celebration of innovation at Illinois! See who the big winners are at the Cozad New Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony, Illinois Innovation Prizes Awards Ceremony, Health Make-a-Thon, and more!
TEC Startup Buzz
Learn more about the startups that engage with TEC.
Participants in TEC's programs and academics annually
Has been awarded in cash and in-kind prizes for the Cozad New Venture Challenge since 2000
TEC launched the new Innovation, Leadership, & Engineering Entrepreneurship dual degree in Grainger Engineering
Ideas pitched at SocialFuse since 2013