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 The Explorer Challenge, the 707 Hub powered by Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative, the new Institute for Women's Leadership, research at the AHPRC, and Marquette’s presence at the Global Water Center.

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Marquette Momentum: Three years of the Explorer Challenge — new report highlights innovation at Marquette

The Explorer Challenge, formerly the Strategic Innovation Fund, invites Marquette students, faculty and staff to submit proposals for up to $25,000 in seed money for innovative projects that make an impact and advance Beyond Boundaries, Marquette’s strategic plan.In its first three years, the Explorer Challenge has awarded more than $7 million to 72 initiatives, which, in turn, have garnered more than $10.5 million in external grants and other revenue, returning Marquette’s investment by 45 percent.

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