Tulane University has announced the Tulane Innovation Institute, a university-wide undertaking aimed at bringing local and regional ideas to market faster through its three main components – an innovation lab, programming, and a community accelerator program.
“I envision the Innovation Institute as Tulane’s champion for innovators and entrepreneurs,” said Kimberly Gramm, who has been named the Institute’s Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer.
Tulane President Michael A. Fitts said Gramm is passionate about developing, implementing and finding resources to support innovation and entrepreneurial programming for the university’s students, faculty, and inventors.
Tulane shared that while other schools have launched similar initiatives, the Tulane Innovation Institute is for both the university and the city at the same time.
“The Innovation Institute will add new resources and support existing campus and community partners and priorities through funding, academic resources, and engagement to ensure new companies and technologies can launch, grow, remain, and thrive as they improve lives in New Orleans and throughout the world,” continued Tulane.
The Institute will launch later this year from Tulane’s downtown New Orleans campus.