About IDEA Week

A Week of Inspiration & Ideas

IDEA Week is an innovation festival hosting business, technology, and entertainment events to provide entrepreneurs, students, and community members in our region with the practical knowledge, creative inspiration, and social foundation they need to innovate within their own careers, studies, and communities.

About the IDEA Center

The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame is the lead organization behind IDEA Week. Standing for Innovation, De-Risking and Enterprise Acceleration, the IDEA Center is the fundamental resource for all commercialization and entrepreneurial activities at Notre Dame. It provides the necessary space, services and expertise for idea development, commercialization, business formation, prototyping, entrepreneurial education and student entrepreneurial efforts. It is designed to bring the best Notre Dame faculty, staff, and student ideas and innovations to market.

Key Partners

As a truly regional event, over a dozen organizations in the South Bend-Elkhart region are involved in organizing IDEA Week.

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