Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI)
The CCEI is a vehicle of UConn's School of Business to educate present and future business leaders on innovation, creativity, the globalization of products, consumers and the economy, rapidly changing information technology, the demand for quality and continuous improvement, and a culturally diverse workforce. The Center’s vision is to serve as the resource of choice to Connecticut's entrepreneurial business community, while developing innovative and exciting educational opportunities for students, faculty and entrepreneurs.
The CCEI offers a multi-faceted high quality program designed to provide assistance to Connecticut's entrepreneurial businesses, to explore their problems and create solutions, to foster supportive feedback from practitioners, and to develop a continuous integrated learning environment for students, faculty and the entrepreneurial community. The Center functions as the cornerstone of the University of Connecticut Business School's relationships with small- and mid-size entrepreneurial businesses and as a vehicle for better understanding the role of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and change management in the economy.
The Center serves as an interdisciplinary home for a number of entrepreneurial initiatives and, as well, facilitates entrepreneurship curriculum development. Furthermore, the Center is a source of student internships, a conduit for external financial support, enriches the educational offerings of the University, facilitates student and faculty development, and serves the Connecticut entrepreneurial community by helping its members address the innumerable challenges of industry, market, product and the dynamic mechanisms that affect operations. The CCEI is a continuing focal point for expanding the University's emphasis on entrepreneurial education, research, and business partnering.
CCEI News & Events
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UConn Is Engaged With Industry
How UConn Works for Connecticut
Innovation Accelerator Helps Launch Shizzlr, Social Planning Tool Created by UConn MBAs
CCEI and Family Business Program Develop Global Entrepreneurs from Kenya
Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Disabled Vets Comes to UConn
Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference a great success!
Engineering-Business Entrepreneurial Senior Design Partnership
Business-Engineering Partnership Wins Big at State-Wide Collegiate Elevator Pitch Olympics
Dr. Dan Chen Visits the UConn School of Business from Shandong University (SDU), China
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CCEI News Flash!!!
2010 Exemplars Conference: May 20-22, 2010
The second installment of the Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference Series was again a great success. On May 20-22nd, The UConn CCEI hosted the conference that focused on four major themes in entrepreneurship research - enduring, enabling, engaging, and emerging themes. This conference was web-streamed live to a world wide audience of distance participants, and will later be made available for viewing and downloading. To sign up for a notification when the conference session videos are available online, please click HERE
. For more information about this year's Conference, last year's Conference, or information about this series, please visit the Exemplars website at http://ccei.business.uconn.edu/Exemplars.
IDEA Awards Website: Now Available!!!
The IDEA Awards Program, part of the CCEI's Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Research Excellence Initiative (EREI), was celebrated in 2009 during the Academy of Management's annual meeting in Chicago, IL. We are happy to announce the launch of the IDEA Awards website, which hosts information about the awards, detailed information about the award winners and their winning papers, and acceptance videos from the two Foundational Paper recipients. Please click HERE
to visit the IDEA Awards webpage, and scroll down for links to the EREI pages and initiatives.
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CCEI - Academy of Management
Excellence in Entrepreneurship Research Partnership
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