Innovation Garage

Partnering corporations with interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative and disruptive solutions

The Innovation Garage Program is a central component to the mission of the Wond’ry. Through an Innovation Garage partnership, Vanderbilt assists a corporate sponsor in identifying and developing innovative and disruptive solutions to areas most relevant to their business or industry.

Through interdisciplinary and diverse teams of Vanderbilt faculty and students, corporations develop fresh and disruptive insights that drive growth and foster innovation. Concurrently, faculty become engaged in interesting issues in their area of expertise and students are provided the opportunity to flex their problem-solving skills in a real-world application and then intern with the corporate sponsor over the summer. It is a true win-win-win partnership!

If your company would like more information about partnering with the Wond’ry for this unique opportunity, please email Deanna Meador.

The 2017-18 application deadline has passed. We are thrilled with the interest in this program and received a large number of applications! Applicants whose application was received by the deadline (Friday, Apr. 21st) have been contacted to schedule an interview. Applications received after the deadline have been placed on a waitlist.

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Inaugural Corporate Partnership with Accenture!

Invent Team
Oil and Gas

Doug Schmidt

Doug Schmidt

Faculty Team Lead

Jules White

Jules White

Faculty Team Lead

Jess Banasiak

Jess Banasiak

Chemical Engineering

Luke Price

Luke Price

Engineering Science & Econ

Pat McGowan

Pat McGowan

MBA

Disrupt Team
Aerospace and Defense

Dave Berezov

Dave Berezov

Faculty Team Lead

Josh Forges

Josh Forges

Art & Neuroscience

Kevin Zhang

Kevin Zhang

Economics & Political Science

Parker Sarsfield

Parker Sarsfield

Computer Science