About the Frank Innovation Zone
For ten years, engineering students in the Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute have been gaining skills in entrepreneurship as they generate ideas for real businesses and develop products for the marketplace.
With support from the Raintree Foundation the Frank Innovation Zone (FIZ) has been established (summer 2014) to foster the development of entrepreneurial skills in more students and provide them with access to a wide range of hands-on learning experiences.
The goals for the space have grown from the desire to expand and support the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s efforts in providing an Experience Enhanced Education for our students. The hands-on experiences students gain through both classroom and extra-curricular projects provide physical, personal and professional skills that are valuable to them as part of teams and in the workplace.
There has been great benefit to opportunity to co-locate the Frank Innovation Zone within Dana Hall, near some of the more active clubs and the VCEA professional shops. This combination allows students and teams access to resources that allow them to both raise the quality of their finished work and push their ideas and designs further.