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Master the art and science of bringing ideas to life. Learn how to co-create value by solving problems that matter.


Students: Compete in an exciting challenge.

Industry: Get the solution you need from our motivated innovators.


Create mockups or scale models of your solutions for target users and community members to test drive.

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Enrolling in a course
Registering for a workshop
Participating in a clinic

Registering for a challenge
Get a solution for my company
View our challenge schedule

Designing a course
Instructional techniques
Collecting student feedback

Volunteering at McNeil
Rallying other students

Create your unique solution

Bring potential users, customers, or partners to try your solutions in the Innov8x studio. Watch this video to learn about Ken Liang and Chris Tolton’s startup journey.

Learn from alumni just like you

Read about Todd Benson’s entrepreneurial journey and what he learned from his mentor, Ruben Hartmeister, the man who invented Coors’ infamous aluminum can. “If I would have had the business education Mines has now, I think it would have accelerated me dramatically on my path,” he said. “Just having an education on IP strategy, on what it takes to raise money, on what innovation is–would have given me a head start. There are some individuals who are by nature innovators and inventor-types who are going to be impacted like gasoline on a fire with an infrastructure like this.”

Check out our ecosystem

Beck Venture Center

Labriola Innovation Hub

Get in touch with us

We are a rapidly expanding community here at Mines, and we’d love you to join the new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Contact us to ask about courses, challenges, scholarships, or any other questions you may have.