The Enterprise Center at Calvin is hosting the 2012 Big Idea Contest. The contest will recognize and reward Calvin College students who submit their ideas for new innovative products. Ideas will be evaluated based on technical feasibility, market potential, and positive social impact. For more information, including a contest application form, click here.
How can we help you?
At the Enterprise Center at Calvin, we realize that it’s not all about us. Due to this realization, our focus on innovation and commercialization isn’t limited to just our own internal activities; we’re also intentional about seeking opportunities to leverage our resources and capabilities in support of the business community.
Such business support can take a variety of different forms. In its simplest form, we can facilitate access to our extensive collection of facilities, equipment, and personnel. If your needs are more complex, we can work with you to prepare a tailored research project in which our faculty and students perform contract work for you according to your specifications. We can even bring our expertise to you by providing consulting services on topics such as innovation in the product development process, renewable energy systems, environmental acoustics, machine vibrations, cell biology, and restoration ecology.
Sound intriguing? If your business is being held-back by a scientific or technical challenge, we may be able to help. If you would like to learn more about our capabilities and resources, we encourage you to explore our college’s website. A great place to begin that process of exploration is http://www.calvin.edu/academic/science. Better yet, give us a call at 616-526-6057 and we’ll be happy to guide you through the exploration process. We look forward to partnering with you to grow your business.Thank You,
Executive Director, Enterprise Center at Calvin
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New Educational Software-
GeoLearner: Spatial Thinking-Geographic Knowledge
The world of educational software is expanding, and GeoLeraner provides a new way of interacting and learning geography. GeoLearner has the intent of encouraging spatial learning through the use of interactive world maps and quizzes. The Enterprise Center has been working with the software developers and creators behind GeoLearner to bring changes to the way we learn and interact with the world around us. GeoLearner also allows students to take more control of their learning through instruction and practice with immediate feedback on performance. If you would like to learn more about the GeoLearner software, please contact the Enterprise Center.