Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Ideate | Create | Launch

We exist to help students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding business community ideate, create and launch their new ideas.

In short, we help people innovate.

Idea Lab - Ideation

Need help creating a solution to a problem or refining an idea?

  • The Idea Lab has FREE resources and coaching available for students and employees of Andrews University.
  • Companies and organizations outside Andrews University may also receive coaching and resources in Ideation at a cost.

For questions about the Idea Lab, please email:

Maker Lab - Prototyping

Our prototyping space is located in Art & Design Center 115:

  • FREE access to work space, equipment, and tools for students and employees of Andrews University. See list of equipment and tools currently available for use in PDF format.
  • ID Card access is granted following approval of the project by the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
  • Safety and equipment training is provided.
  • Materials provided at no cost is limited.

To begin the process of receiving project approval and access, please complete the form using the link below.

StartUp Lab - Incubation

Resources are available to help our student's ideas and startups grow:

  • Coaches and Consultants can be made available at a cost.
  • Offices and workspaces will be available for rent in our future Innovation Center.
  • Some FREE resources are also available through the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

To get started with the StartUp Lab, please fill out the form using the link below to assess your needs and create a growth plan.

Industry Lab

Students and faculty from Andrews University are ready to solve your problems or advance your technology:

  • Capstone or Senior Design projects, led by students, under faculty supervision, as part of their coursework for 1-4 semesters.
  • Innovation projects that go beyond the scope of a course. Students participate in these projects as Interns and Fellows. They conduct all of their activities in our campus facilities.

For questions or more information about a collaboration with the Industry Lab, please use the form below.

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Interdisciplinary Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate (I&E Certificate) is a 15-credit sequence to actively lay a foundation, build a core, shape and polish a student’s capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship through engagement in advanced projects and ancillary coursework.

This program complements any major and can be completed in four to nine semesters. Completion involves a capstone course that is a practical implementation of a project or launch of a business. The program is designed to be of special interest to traditional and non-traditional students who have ambitions for establishing a startup company developing or offering an innovative product, process, ministry, organization or service.


I&E Certificate Courses

Course Name
INEN 221 Introduction to Innovation & Entrepreneurship—Foundations of Play 3
INEN 225 Prototyping and Tinkering 3
INEN 300 Seminar 0
INEN 309 The Implementation Tool Box 3
INEN 455 Advanced Project—The Launch 3
Elective Three credits of electives to be chosen in consultation with and approved by student’s primary I&E advisor 3


Contact Information

Art & Design Center 111
8460 E Campus Circle Dr
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0470

Email address:

(269) 471-3261