Innovation Accelerator

A group of creative thinkers sitting at a conference table discussing a proposed idea.
Creative problem solvers

Join the Innovation Accelerator

Do you have an idea on how to improve student success, save money or improve the university in other ways?  

Apply to take part in MSU’s Innovation Accelerator event Oct. 15, 2024, and engage with colleagues across the university!

You can get involved as a:
1. Participant: Apply in fall 2024 to pitch an idea. 
2. Resource Team Member: Volunteer to be on-site and provide valuable feedback to participants throughout the day.

Leading change

Developing a Culture of Innovation

What if we never said, “That’s how we’ve always done it” again? We’d be more creative and innovative in addressing current issues, problems and concerns. 

In an Innovation Accelerator, we’ll do just that. We’ll break down barriers between faculty, staff and students to find the best ideas to improve student success, save money or improve the university overall. 

Participants will:
  • Pitch ideas.
  • Gather feedback.
  • Vote on everyone’s ideas.
  • Join a team to fully flesh out one of the top ideas. 

It culminates in a final team presentation, similar to “Shark Tank.” Decision makers will evaluate and identify the top ideas. 

While finding a great idea is one goal of an Innovation Accelerator, we also want to develop a culture of innovation – where anyone can lead, everyone looks for new possibilities and we all shift perspectives as we problem solve.  


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