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Special projects are designed for Master of Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO) students as well as participants in the International Alliance Program (IIT Paris/IIT Europe Program).  IIT Europe students come from overseas technical universities to IIT to complete a project while also satisfying graduate level requirements at their home university. Each student may select and research a topic that is directly related to their academic and professional goals and interests. Students interested in pursuing a graduate special project should make an appointment to discuss their project ideas with Mr. Mazin Safar, INTM Program Director (

INTM Student Projects

This paper outlines startup plans for an app, Waveland, conceived to be the next Instagram for surf checking.  The purpose of the app is to enable surfers to discover the surfing conditions in their favorite surf spots in real time.

Mobile Doctors (MD) is a proposal for a business that would provide basic health services to residents in senior care institutions such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Reveler, is a backpack for those with vision impairments or vision disabilities. Venika Jarvis states "when the user is wearing the backpack and it is turned on, sensors detect when a person or object is within proximity of the user.

To better understand the business and cultural issues related doing business in the U.S. and Brazil, this IIT student from the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) did a comparative study focusing on companies in the consulting, automotive, and machinery businesses.