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Research and Innovation

The Office of Research and Innovation was created in January 2015 to advance the university’s strategic initiatives around research and innovation, including its goal to double research funding over the next five years, and to provide an infrastructure that supports idea generation, entrepreneurship and commercialization across campus. The office oversees a variety of functional areas, including research compliance and sponsored programs, and several key initiatives, such as the university-wide strategic innovation fund, social innovation and Marquette’s presence at the Global Water Center.

News and Events

President Lovell outlines key initiatives in second annual address

President Michael R. Lovell on Wednesday, Jan. 20, in his second Presidential Address, made a series of important announcements, including a $40 million signature partnership with Aurora Health Care on the planned Athletic Performance Research Center. Additionally, President Lovell gave updates on a number of university initiatives, and introduced several new priorities.

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Project Foundry meeting

Strategic innovation fund

The strategic innovation fund provides seed money to students, faculty and staff to explore entrepreneurial ventures.

Global Water Center

Global Water Center

The 100,000-square-foot, seven-story Global Water Center brings industry and academy together in one location.

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Social innovation

The Social Innovation Initiative explores, develops and implements a variety of social innovation programs at Marquette