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Marquette University - Explorer Challenge -

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Marquette's Explorer Challenge is an annual competition that is integral toward promoting a campus-wide culture of innovation, fueled by entrepreneurial thinking, cross-campus participation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and external partnerships. Open to all members of the University community.

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Marquette University - Explorer Challenge -

  1. 1. Marquette University Explorer Challenge
  2. 2. Inspiration  Vision – to be among the most innovative and accomplished Catholic and Jesuit universities in the world  Challenge – unleashing untapped potential President Michael Lovell
  3. 3. Solution Disruptive Process of the Explorer Challenge  Students, faculty, and staff eligible  Open, iterative process created by campus stakeholders  Interdisciplinary approaches and community partnerships encouraged
  4. 4. Explorer Challenge First 3 Years 444 pre-proposals 267 final proposals 72 funded projects with over 300 participants
  5. 5. Story 1 – Student Designed Innovation Space
  6. 6. 707 Hub  Home to 27 student businesses  Collaborations with all 11 schools and colleges
  7. 7. Story 2 Commercial Rice in WI  Rice in Wisconsin?  Partnership with Hmong community  Student assistance with business model
  8. 8. Red Stone Rice  Year 1 – crop sold out at winter farmer’s market  Year 2 – 3-4X increase in yield
  9. 9. Outcomes  65% projects involve 2 or more campus units  37.5% collaborate with external partners Faculty 67% Staff 18% Student 15%
  10. 10. Outcomes  Financial ROI > 1 (and growing)  Adapted by two other universities  New initiative: President’s Challenge launched in 2018 with corporate partnership
  11. 11. Final Thought “Over time our project became less and less about the person with the original idea because the fund and process (unexpectedly) helped to create roles for others to be agents of change.” - MU staff member

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