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About Us

Welcome to the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Old Dominion University.

IIE is a one-stop shop for the community, students, faculty/staff and alumni seeking resources and services for innovation, entrepreneurship, and new enterprises and programs. We help build lasting relationships between the community, industry, and academia to improve society and the economy.

IIE serves two important roles:

  1. Act as the liaison between the University, community, and industry, to advance entrepreneurial endeavors, and;
  2. Assist in strengthening the innovation ecosystem at ODU, in Hampton Roads and the Commonwealth.

The Institute contains Tempo, the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), the Women's Business Center (WBC), the Business Development Center (BDC), and the Open Seas Technology Innovation Hub.

Affiliated centers are funded through a mix of federal grant programs, below-market-rate fees, and private philanthropy to keep nearly all the programming affordable and, in many cases, free of charge for participants.

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