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SBE Innovation Hub

The Innovator in Residence and the Innovation Challenge programs encourage innovative thinking from both UWRF students, and our community.  UWRF and the School of Business and Economics believe that promoting a culture of innovation is increasingly important in the competitive business environment. 

Innovator in Residence Fall 2017


Innovator in Residence 

The Innovator in Residence speaker events showcase individuals that exemplify the application of innovation in their organization. 

Innovation Challenge Winners Songen


Innovation Challenge 

Undergraduate and graduate students can explore the possibility of turning their business ideas into reality. Utilizing the Lean Startup Methodology, students can develop their ideas into a viable business and compete to win start-up cash.

CBE MakerSpace


CBE MakerSpace

The SBE MakerSpace is a collaborative workshop for students to build models and minimum viable products to illustrate their ideas.  

College of Business and Economics MakerSpace students listening to professor 


Series on Innovation 

The Innovation Series is a multi-semester seminar that brings innovative leaders to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus and the local community to discuss technology and its impacts on innovation and society.