Troy D’Ambrosio Wins 2017 Innovation and Impact Award

The University of Utah announced the winners of the seventh annual Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award today. The award recognizes faculty who create products and initiatives with potential to change the world and improve lives. This year’s winners are: Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, assistant dean at the David Eccles School […]

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Image Gallery: Business Scholars Innovation Showcase

We saw some amazing student ideas today at the Business Scholars Showcase today. A tampon subscription product won Best Idea. Congrats to all the winners! During the competition, first-year students in the Business Scholars program showcased their innovation team projects they have been working on for months. Each group developed a new invention or business […]

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What Snap’s Massive IPO Demonstrates to University Startups

Earlier this year, we witnessed one of the largest tech IPO’s since Facebook back in May 2012. Snap and Facebook have swiftly become tech-media giants, collectively reaching billions of people, and generating billions of dollars in revenue. What else do both of these companies have in common? Through a series of events that will likely […]

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Lassonde Studios Wins International Design Association Award

The IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Intermountain Chapter awarded Lassonde Studios the BEST (Brilliantly Executed Spaces and Thinking) award for interior design in the Learn category recently. The Learn category is open to all education related interior design projects including education administration facilities, K-12 schools and higher education buildings. The judges awarded Lassonde Studios the BEST […]

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Training Police through Virtual Reality

Jed Merrill and other students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program created B.E.S.T., a virtual-reality simulator that helps police officers de-escalate potentially dangerous situations. The tool could help lower the more than 1,000 citizens killed by police officers per year. Learn more at bestpolicetraining.com. More articles like this in ‘Student Innovation @ the U!’ […]

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Lassonde Studios Wins SXSWedu Learn X Design Awards

We’re thrilled to share that Lassonde Studios of the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has been named the overall winner of the SXSWedu Learn X Design awards in the physical category. The award further solidifies Lassonde Studios as arguably the most innovative built learning facility in the world from the past year. One of […]

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Fast Company: Lassonde Studios is a ‘$45M experiment in education’

A leading publication for startup news and trends, Fast Company featured Lassonde Studios in a new article titled “A $45 Million Experiment to Turn Dorms into Incubators.” Lassonde Studios is a new building where all students on campus can live, create products and launch startups. It opened in August 2016 and has received worldwide attention for […]

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Lassonde Studios a Finalist in SXSWedu Contest

We’re proud to share that Lassonde Studios has been named a finalist for the South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) Learn by Design Awards. One of the premier education innovation conferences, SXSWedu launched its Learn by Design program to celebrate projects that are revolutionizing the way space design can enrich learning outcomes. The awards focused on three categories: […]

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