MEEN is an organization that provides a forum for discussing practices and challenges unique to Midwest engineering entrepreneurship centers.

Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (MEEN)





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August 8-9, 2018: 8th Annual MEEN Conference, University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Nebraska)

In 2011, TEC and CFE recognized the value in establishing an organization that would provide a forum for sharing best practices and methods for overcoming challenges unique to Midwest engineering entrepreneurship centers.

Why you should attend MEEN:

  • Learn about Midwest opportunities for I-Corps  

  • Find how other universities are breaking down the educational siloes

  • Present a best practice in Engineering Entrepreneurship from your organization

  • Describe a challenge you are having that the MEEN network may be able to help with

We look forward to sharing and exploring new ideas and tackling the common problems we all face.

*This conference is open to University administration, faculty and staff.

There is no registration fee to attend this conference, but participants are responsible for providing their own transportation and accommodations.

Travel: information to come

Hotel: information to come

Past participants include: Iowa State University, Penn State, Wayne State, Illinois Institute of Technology, Michigan Technological University, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Akron, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota and others.


  • View the 2017 agenda 



"Hosting and attending the MEEN Conference has been an invaluable opportunity to meet with colleagues across the Midwest, exchange best practices, and build collaborative initiatives that leverage our collective resources and expertise. In a relatively low-density entrepreneurial ecosystem, MEEN has provided a platform to enable much greater connectivity across geographically dispersed institutions. Nice people too!"

Matthew Lynall, Professor at Purdue and PI for Purdue I-Corps Site; 2015 MEEN host

Technology Entrepreneur Center

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