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Innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) initiatives have taken root in colleges and universities over the past several decades. I&E centers, relatively commonplace on campuses in the United States, are now sprouting up in European universities. I&E initiatives are not confined to centers or business schools, but extend throughout curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular efforts in schools of engineering and colleges of arts and sciences. Can and should these initiatives at Jesuit universities and colleges have a distinctive different in their orientation and approach? The following inquiry explores this potential by looking more closely at where and how STEM-based innovating, entrepreneurship and Jesuit might intersect, and what might be implied for Jesuit Universities and colleges in an increasingly competitive future. The article summarizes research funded by the Ciocca Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Santa Clara University) conducted with eight Jesuit Universities in the United States during 2020-2021. The full report is available on the Ciocca Center website.[i]

[i] https://www.scu.edu/media/leavey-school-of-business/ciocca/center/pdfs/Report-on-Jesuit-Way-of-Innovating.pdf)



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