Innovation and entrepreneurship, or I&E, is of critical importance to today’s students and to the global society in which they will collaborate and lead. UC Davis is redefining I&E as an essential mindset as well as a multifaceted skillset. This Big Idea will embed I&E into undergraduate programs across the university, with the ultimate vision of reaching the full range of UC Davis learners, from pre-college students to alumni and executives. We will equip the UC Davis community with the resources, training and experiential opportunities needed to move innovations forward—from a multi-campus network of maker spaces that provide critical hands-on experience to a new minor designed to work across majors.
Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset is one of UC Davis' Big Ideas, which are the centerpieces of the university's second comprehensive campaign to support transformative new programs.