Innovation at the University of Portland creates experiential learning opportunities to foster endless exploration at the intersection of creativity, empathy, making and collaboration. Innovation programs facilitate connections with alumni, industry leaders in design and technology, practitioners, and industry partnerships to contextualize and apply the innovative mindset, skillset, and methods.

Innovation Programs

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Innovation Minor

The Innovation Minor at the University of Portland provides a structured format that goes beyond the traditional academic experience. Through an application-based process, interdisciplinary cohorts are curated to collaboratively discover and develop the boundary crossing innovative mindset. Cohorts comprised of undergraduate students from all majors will learn how to discover and reframe problems, generate ideas, transform ideas into value, and prototype experiences; skills and methods applicable to all industry domains and practices. 

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