Deshpande Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

About us

The Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education brings together academics, policy planners and practitioners to discuss best practices in integrating entrepreneurship throughout their college and university communities. What began as a small gathering now boasts a powerhouse lineup drawing from all facets of where the worlds of academia and business intersect. Co-founded by the Deshpande Foundation and the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2012, the Symposium draws hundreds of faculty, administrators, students and business people to discuss an array of topics, including entrepreneurial culture and ecosystems, innovative entrepreneurship curricula, research commercialization, startups and emerging trends.


Education Management

Company size

1-10 employees




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