Inventors Program

In the Inventors Program, CNS students tackle real-life challenges and make an impact with partners in private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Tackling Real-World Challenges

In our CNS Inventors Program, students learn about innovation, develop team-based products and services and get paid in internships. They launch projects and take part in intensive problem-solving sessions.

Most students begin by participating in a one-day "sprint" or by registering for the Inventors Program Practicum Course, which also satisfies some requirements for an entrepreneurship minor.

The program:

  • Offers opportunities to get course credit while working with industry and community partners
  • Supports participants after course completion in continuing to work as a team on the product or service developed in the program
  • Helps students pursue other course credit and competitive fellowships, complete the entrepreneurship minor and secure industry internships
  • Engages students with startup resources at UT and in Austin which provide access to mentoring from successful entrepreneurs

Inventors PrograM Practicums