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

Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (MEEN)











August 8-9, 2018
Registration due Friday, July 27

In 2011, the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) and the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) at the University of Michigan recognized the value in establishing a network that would provide a forum for sharing best practices and methods for overcoming challenges unique to Midwest engineering entrepreneurship centers. MEEN was created as a result!

This year, NUtech Ventures, the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship, and the University of Nebraska College of Engineering will host the MEEN Conference.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 8-Thursday, August 9
(Agenda begins around 12:00pm on August 8 and ends around 2:00pm on August 9)

WHERE: University of Nebraska
Howard L. Hawks Hall (HLH), Room 202
730 N. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68508


Why you should attend MEEN:

  • Learn about Midwest opportunities for I-Corps  

  • Find how other universities are breaking down the educational silos

  • Hear best practices in engineering entrepreneurship from other universities

  • Describe a challenge you are having and learn how the MEEN network may help

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 fee to attend this event, but participants are responsible for providing their own transportation and accommodations.

Travel: information to come

Hotel: Reserve your hotel at the Graduate Lincoln call 402-475-4011 and ask for NUtech MEEN Conference ($119/night & breakfast is included); The deadline for booking rate is Friday, July 20. Rooms may still be available after that date, but we cannot guarantee the hotel will honor the group rate.

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

Engineering at Illinois

351 Coordinated Science Lab, MC-228
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Social Media