Our Community

Become part of our wide-ranging innovation network.

When you participate in Innovation Academy programming, you’ll join an active network of fellow practitioners, thought leaders, commercialization experts, and community partners who can support you on your innovation journey. You’ll also become part of the proud Fighting Irish alumni community as a friend of the University of Notre Dame.

IDEA Center

As part of Notre Dame’s IDEA Center, we can offer you expertise, facilities, and resources for commercialization—de-risking, prototyping, business formation, and idea development—as you prepare to launch products and services into the marketplace. And be sure to join us on campus each spring for IDEA Week, an entrepreneurial innovation festival created for anyone and everyone to meet, learn, and have fun.

IDEA Center

Innovation Events

Innovation Academy hosts innovation forums and networking events on campus in South Bend; at our domestic offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., and Silicon Valley; and at our Global Gateways in London, Rome, Mexico City, Dublin, Jerusalem, and Beijing. Meet fellow innovators, ask questions of experts, and share best practices for common challenges in some of the most exciting locations in the world. Contact us directly to learn more. 

ThinkND

Notre Dame nourishes the life of the mind, and to complement your education in innovation principles and practices, we invite you to join our free online learning community that connects you with videos, podcasts, articles, courses, and other resources on a wide range of topics.

ThinkND

Notre Dame Alumni Association

When you complete an Innovation Academy learning experience, we’ll invite you to join the Notre Dame Alumni Association as a friend of the University. Get to know us better by visiting any of our digital neighborhoods—and expand your connections to the entire Notre Dame family.

Notre Dame Alumni Association