Innovation Delivers Impact and Creates Value in Communities
At the Institute, we bring together the right partners to turn concepts into early-stage solutions to solve big problems. Simply put, our vision is to go from marketplace problem to tangible solution in 18-24 months. To do that, the Institute serves as a collaborative “place in the middle” bringing together ideas and talent, hand-picked external experts, financial and corporate resources, and critical capabilities and capacities to address a specific challenge or opportunity.
A Place in the Middle
Innovation Partners Institute is a connected innovation community that represents a unique placemaking opportunity. The Institute brings together innovation leaders, faculty, students, companies and stakeholders to evaluate, develop, test, and most importantly, share learnings from thoughtful application of technology to make better and more connected communities.
Innovation Partners Institute is driven to create impact. We work collaboratively to bring novel solutions to challenging community problems. For more information, view our active projects.
Tackling the Problem of Broadband Access in Rural Areas to Support E-learning
- Led by Mo Shakouri, Ph.D.
- Funded by Jay and Robyn Stead
Rural Americans have struggled with access to broadband for decades, and the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of reliable, high-speed access as millions have had to work and learn from home. Connectivity to the internet has become critical infrastructure that in the “new normal,” and has profound effects on one’s long term socioeconomic potential and quality of life. Learn More
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