What is MEEN?
The Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (MEEN) supports the efforts of Midwest technology entrepreneurship institutions through collaboration in educating, supporting, and connecting innovators to the ecosystem spanning the region. The geographic spread, diverse industrial base, and scale of the network facilitates the sharing of resources, connections and best practices, among the institutions involved. MEEN currently includes 30 universities which accounts for approximately $16B in federal research funding.
MEEN was established in 2011 by the University of Illinois Technology Entrepreneur Center and the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship.
Annually, MEEN holds a conference aimed at sharing best practices and methods for overcoming challenges unique to Midwest engineering entrepreneurship centers. This year, Iowa State University will host the MEEN Conference. You are invited!
Who should attend
This conference is open to University administration, faculty and staff working with technology entrepreneurship. Among others, representatives from entrepreneurship centers, technology commercialization offices, entrepreneurship education are encouraged to attend.
There is no fee to attend this event, but participants are responsible for providing their own transportation and accommodations.
Why you should attend
- Learn about Midwest opportunities for I-Corps
- Find how other universities are breaking down the educational silos
- Hear best practices in engineering entrepreneurship from other universities
- Describe a challenge you are having and learn how the MEEN network may help
We look forward to sharing and exploring new ideas and tackling the common problems we all face.
Wednesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 18, 2019
(Agenda begins around 12:00pm on July 17 and ends around 2:00pm on July 18)
Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)
Registration now open! Deadline: July 1, 2019
If you are planning to reserve a hotel room, there is a block of rooms available at a discounted rate at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, Iowa-50014. Call 515-292-8600 to reserve or visit gatewayames.com for the discounted rate of $139/night. Use the code 37322 ( Please reserve your accommodation at the hotel before June 25th, 2019, to receive the discounted rate.)
View the 2019 agenda
Past participants include: Iowa State University, Penn State, Wayne State, Illinois Institute of Technology, Michigan Technological University, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Akron, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota and others.