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Innovation Center

Solving Real-World, Client Challenges

The Innovation Center connects industrial, entrepreneurial and
community clients with real-world challenges to student teams who are ready to find solutions.

We are home to engineering design, entrepreneurial learning and creativity in the School of Engineering. Since 1996, our students have completed over 2,000 projects for over 300 companies.

Through our Project-based, multi-disciplinary learning, Students...
  • Focus on customer needs to move real-world projects closer to the marketplace.
  • Work with the School of Law when IP issues develop.
  • Partner with the School of Business for market/business feasibility studies.
  • Become the complete professional with the best topic of conversation at any job interview! 
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Capstone Design Symposium: April 25 - 26

Student teams present the outcomes of their semester-long senior design projects at the Capstone Design Symposium.

View the April 25 presentation schedule.

View the April 26 presentation schedule.

Delivering on a Promise

In 2019, a group of engineering students were given the challenge of designing and building an adaptive bicycle. But the school year would bring challenges they never expected. This video follows the journey of a group of University of Dayton engineering students working on a capstone project and making a difference for a local family.


Innovation Center, Rebecca Blust, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0211