If you’re a student who has thought about creating a product or new technology, starting your own company or improving an existing product or service, innovationAcademy was designed with you in mind. Student and interested attendees can learn more about innovationAcademy during a kickoff event Thursday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in the SUB Atrium.

InnovateAcademy is designed to be a hands-on learning experience with the goal of providing students with key work skills necessary to create entrepreneurial innovation and to develop a business model. It is part of a two-fold approach by the University of New Mexico to spur economic development and job growth in the state.  The other component is the public-private partnership of Innovate ABQ, a high-tech research and development site in downtown Albuquerque.

The innovationScholars program, within innovateAcademy, will be detailed in a brief presentation and students can complete an application during the kickoff event. Additionally, experts will be on hand to answer questions about the program, which officially launches in the fall semester at UNM.

For more, visit: innovationAcademy.