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Teaching innovation

Lehigh is accepting applications for enrollment in a new one-year professional graduate program in technical entrepreneurship (M.Eng, TE) that will begin this summer. Believed to be one of only a few of its kind in the U.S., the new program is offered by Lehigh Engineering and cosponsored by the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. “People know how to create and innovate, but don’t know how to commercialize,” says John Ochs, professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, who helped develop the curriculum. “A product doesn’t do any good until it gets to the market. In this program, we surround that spark of an idea with the right tools and experience to help make that leap.” TE helps young entrepreneurs create, refine and commercialize intellectual property through the licensing or launching of a new business. After completing the program’s first session in the summer, students are eligible to compete for thousands of dollars in seed funding, some of which is available only to students in the program.