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Innovation Centers at Yale

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InnovateHealth Yale

Innovate Health Yale (IHY) is committed to one concept: change. IHY represents a group of Yale faculty, program directors and students focused on using the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation to promote health and prevent disease. InnovateHealth Yale is a home for those at Yale interested in creating innovative solutions to health challenges. They train students to become change agents, catalyze interdisciplinary entrepreneurial efforts to address national and global health problems and bring to Yale social innovators as role models and mentors.

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Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale

The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) has a mission to inspire and support students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to address real-world problems. Tsai CITY helps students, faculty, and alumni collaborate more effectively across disciplines, and across ways of thinking about the world.

Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Yale Center for Business and the Environment

The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) provides a focal point for research, education, and outreach to advance business solutions to global environmental problems. The Center joins the strengths of two world-renowned graduate schools - the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies - together with a network of internal and external thought leaders at the business-environment interface. 

Center for Engineering Innovation and Design

Yale Center for Engineering Innovation & Design

The Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID) empowers students to improve human lives through the advancement of technology. CEID aspires to launch high-impact projects and develop visionary leaders by bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and giving them resources to learn, create and share. The Center seeks to infuse design experiences into student learning through an array of classes and activities. In addition to hosting engineering design courses, CEID holds workshops, lectures, networking events and exhibitions and hosts a competitive CEID Summer Fellowship. Student teams and clubs can also use the Center for meetings and project work.

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Dwight Hall at Yale

Dwight Hall at Yale is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that was founded by undergraduates in 1886 and has operated continuously since then as a student-led entity. As the Center for Public Service and Social Justice, Dwight Hall reflects a diverse Yale student body and a strong history of social justice work in New Haven and beyond. Dwight Hall at Yale is an independent, nonsectarian umbrella organization, and the largest campus-based student-run service organization in the country.

The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab provides Yale students a physical space and dynamic programming to conduct data-intensive policy-related investigations, develop specialized technical skills, and engage with policymakers.

The Lab brings together Yale partners, local New Haven residents and organizations, government officials, and policymakers to create one of the first student-focused models of a university-community policy partnership in the United States. The Policy Lab is poised to help improve local policy initiatives and make New Haven a national model of research-community partnerships.


Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media

CCAM is an art and technology research center at Yale that fosters interdisciplinary inquiry, discourse, production, and research across an expanding field of artistic, scientific and technological practice. The center is driven by collaborative projects that are developed by faculty and students university wide.

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Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology

The Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) is an interdisciplinary initiative to foster greater innovation in healthcare. It is a consortium of engineers, clinicians, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs to help incubate, support, implement, and potentially bring to market novel technical approaches to address under-met clinical needs.

Yale Landscape Lab

Yale Landscape Lab

At the Yale Landscape Lab, we aim to create spaces and educational programming that push the boundaries on how the natural environment of a liberal arts university can be used for research, teaching, learning, and community engagement.

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Yale SOM Program on Entrepreneurship

The program expands entrepreneurship initiatives through new curriculum development and strengthening connections across Yale’s entrepreneurship community, while also adding an important global dimension through connections with faculty and students in the Global Network for Advanced Management. The program is led by Kyle Jensen, the inaugural Shanna and Eric Bass ’05 Director of Entrepreneurial Programs.  

Yale SOM Program on Social Enterprise

The Program on Social Enterprise (PSE) supports scholars, students, alumni, and practitioners interested in exploring the ways in which business skills and market disciplines can be harnessed to most effectively and efficiently achieve social objectives. PSE facilitates work on nonprofit and public sector social entrepreneurship as well as initiatives in private sector social enterprise.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Clinic at Yale Law School

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Clinic at Yale Law School works closely with the entrepreneurial communities at Yale University and beyond. Our clients range from student and faculty-led ventures at Yale to innovative start-ups and emerging growth companies from entrepreneurial places on the East Coast and from around the globe, including from the greater New Haven innovation ecosystem.