First Annual Open House and Poster Session of QUCIE
The Quinnipiac University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (QUCIE) hosted an open house event on the April 20, 2016 to showcase projects that have been worked on at the center since its inception on July 1, 2015.
“The center is a resource for all who need help to transition their idea into a commercial success and a place to get hands on experience about the process,” director at the center Professor Norman Gray said.
Dean of the School of Business Matthew O’Connor will welcome everyone and Executive Vice President and Provost Mark Thompson will give the opening remark.
“One of the things that’s unique about the center is that it’s not just a resource for the School of Business,” O’Connor continued. “It’s intended to be a resource for the entire university and the community beyond the university. Its goal is to be a force to support innovation in lots of different dimensions and to support entrepreneurs.”
Highsmith is an entrepreneur who advocates entrepreneurship education and resources. He serves as a board chairman for CONNCAT in New Haven—a non-profit organization providing contextual education and professional job training within urban communities.