The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship serves as the nexus for entrepreneurship education and research—and as a springboard for entrepreneurial initiatives on the UC Davis campus. To accomplish this, the institute brings science, engineering and business students and faculty together with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders in an highly collaborative environment that blends effective theory with hands-on participation and solution-driven innovation.
Under the direction of Professor Andrew Hargadon, the institute provides researchers, MBA students and others with the necessary skills, resources and network support to turn their ideas into action. Whether for profit or for social benefit—or both—the institute’s programs enable students to envision a better world and make it a reality.
The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a Centers of Excellence at the Graduate School of Management.
With total research funding in excess of $550M, UC Davis is one of the world's foremost research and teaching institutions. Areas of expertise include engineering, agriculture, clean energy, environmental sustainability, nutrition, life sciences, medical diagnostics, veterinary medicine and pharmaceuticals.