It starts with an aha moment. It continues with curiosity. And with the right support, the pursuit of knowledge can take us anywhere. That’s why the re-envisioned Grainger Institute for Engineering (GIE) is here—creating innovative pathways—to help you take your aha moments as far as they can go: from exploring risky ideas to conducting well-funded research, from disclosure to launching a startup.

As we kick off an exciting new chapter, we’ve made it our mission to create accessible, equitable, traversable pathways between untested ideas, remarkable discoveries, tech transfer, and entrepreneurship.