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4th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation
and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

June 9-11, 2015 in Lowell, Massachusetts


Save the Date for the 2015 Deshpande Symposium:
June 9-11, 2015 in Lowell, Massachusetts

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Thank you to all our keynote speakers, panelists, sponsors and participants for making the 2014 Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education a terrific success!

Highlights from this year's Symposium, including the overall program agenda, video recordings of the keynote, fireside chat and plenary panel sessions as well as panelist presentations from many of the panel sessions can be found at

See our slideshow and photo gallery on the right with photos from throughout the Symposium.


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2014 Steering Committee Members:

  • Arizona State University
  • Babson College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Deshpande Foundation
  • National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of Akron
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Middlesex Community College

photos from the 2014 DESHPANDE Symposium

View the complete photo gallery from the 2014 Symposium.

2015 Symposium Updates

Founding Sponsors:
The Deshpande Foundation
University of Massachusetts Lowell

2014 Gold Sponsors:

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Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

MA Technology Collaborative

2014 Silver Sponsors:

University of North Carolina

Burton D. Morgan Foundation

2014 Bronze Sponsors:

UMass Presidents Office

Middlesex Community College

Collage of photos from the 2013 Deshpande Symposium