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Innovation Inspired

As innovation becomes a new organizational competency, organizations of all types are challenged to be more innovative to survive and prosper. Our faculty and staff have been studying the process in action for over a decade. Reflecting on 10 years of "innovation stage" projects and experience, we’ve uncovered eight key truths of innovation that are from the individual level to the organizational level.

  • Anyone Can Play (Innovation is the invitation to dream)
  • It's a Team Sport (Solo is usually not innovative)
  • Speed Wins (Think, Build, Learn - quickly)
  • Scopes Creep (It can be a good thing)
  • Walnuts Before Peanuts (Crack the tough nuts first)
  • Communication is Key (People before documentation)
  • Write it Down (Capture ideas whenever they come)
  • Lead from the Side (Like the leader of a jazz band)

Learn more about innovation at Rose-Hulman below.

Current students can visit https://my.rose-hulman.edu and view more information listed under "Academics" and "Multi-disciplinary Programs." 

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Shelbyville IMPACT program

Rose-Hulman has partnered with Shelby County and the city of Shelbyville, Indiana in an innovation-based economic development program.

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Rose-Hulman Ventures

We develop innovative technology-based solutions that positively impact the business of our client partners.

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Customize your continuing education

Connect with the expertise of the nation’s best faculty through continuing education. Our programs are tailored to the needs working professionals, whether you’re looking to enhance your knowledge or meet state requirements for professional engineers.

Innovation Canvas

The innovation canvas is a tool for teams to develop integrated product designs and business models.  The canvas focuses attention on critical technical, market, resource, and execution issues that can determine the success of a new design or venture.

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Meet Bill Kline, Associate Dean of Innovation

Innovation Centers

Bill Kline

As Associate Dean of Innovation and Professor of Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman, Bill Kline oversees the institute’s pursuit of innovation. Prior to his role as Associate Dean of Innovation, Dr. Kline served as Associate Dean and Director of Rose-Hulman Ventures, a program that gives students experience with hands-on product development.

Read more about Dr. Kline

Our Mission

Innovation Centers

The mission of the Office of Innovation is to provide a focal point for innovation activities on campus and to inspire and support students as they to turn dreams into reality. Our work is collaborative, involving ideas, prototyping, experimenting, partnerships and teamwork.