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The Idea Shop™


Regardless of your specialization or area of study, IIT's Idea Shop™ at University Technology Park can help make your idea a reality. The Idea Shop™ is a 13,000-square-foot facility composed of a state-of-the-art rapid-prototyping lab, collaborative teaming areas, formal classroom space, and storage areas for student use. The Idea Shop™ is home to IIT’s Interprofessional Projects Program (IPRO), entrepreneurship initiatives, and summer programs.

The Idea Shop™ also serves as a hub for engaging alumni and corporate and community stakeholders. Equipped with 3D-ready, multifunction projectors and group-oriented spaces, the Idea Shop™ comes to life as a showcase, workplace and learning space. At its core, the Idea Shop™ offers an environment that inspires interaction across professional programs at IIT, elevating the entire educational experience.

The Idea Shop™ fosters a “perfect storm” of learning, mentoring and opportunity anchored in the principles of design thinking and the process of collaborative innovation. The Idea Shop™ at IIT stimulates creativity and cultivates interactions that lead to serendipitous breakthrough thinking.

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