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|About||Located in Tompkins Hall on the Foggy Bottom campus, GWIC is the first dedicated physical place for cross departmental and multidisciplinary innovation at The George Washington University.|
|Mission||The GWIC provides a supportive climate for ideation, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking: and it leverages existing resources to engage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and leaders from the community to address critical challenges.|
The GW Innovation Center (GWIC) in Tompkins Hall on the Foggy Bottom campus is the first dedicated physical place for cross-departmental and multidisciplinary innovation on campus.
The GWIC is the physical hub to cross-polinate student driven innovation and entreprenuial activities across the ten schools within The George Washington University. Students come to (re-)imagine or create produsct and services across a broad range of domains, from commercial to non-profit, public to private. GWIC is dedicated to providing a mix of structured and unstructured activities across three categories that undergird invention - learn and ideate, incubate and make. These are situated within a bold curricular initiative to build an innovation program of study for all majors at GW.
LEARN AND IDEATE
The GWIC encourages cross-disciplinary connections, collaboration and “collisions“ among GW innovators. Like-minded faculty, staff and alumni from all schools and programs from across the campus can meet up, congregate, explore and work on innovations/creative projects. Resources are available at the GWIC to support their pursuit of innovative ideas. The GWIC offers regularly scheduled programming such as workshops, lectures, hack-a-thons, ad advising sessions.
Upon ideation, fledgling startup teams that are beyond the ideation stage can utilize space at the GWIC. The GWIC offers dedicated storage, furniture, and quiet meeting spaces.
In the summer, GWIC helps accelerate and support startups with hands-on training and mentoring.
Please check out our student run incubation webpage dub.works