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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

Innovation fund to host Ideas Fest on Oct. 27

The Office of Research and Innovation will host an Innovation Fund Ideas Fest on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The event will include an overview of the strategic innovation fund application process, as well as the opportunity to explore potential project ideas and connect with collaborators. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff. Pre-registration is not required, but individuals are encouraged to share their ideas or interests in advance online. Register here.

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