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NUvention: Analytics

NUvention: Analytics (ENTREP 475) is a unique interdisciplinary course designed to create opportunities for students to create new analytics technologies and then build businesses around their innovations. This one-quarter class is conceived by students within the Engineering, Business, Law, Communications and other schools across campus along with the assistance of an Advisory board and the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The course is built around projects, so an advisory board will keep track of the projects, giving its expert advice in order to ensure a proper product-market alignment.

Quarter Time Location
Spring 2020 Wednesdays, 6-9 PM Ford Design Studio, Room 1.230

Course Goals

Past Projects



Fairpass delivers real-time communication and IoT-driven analytical data to hospitals to improve patient treatment.


Shiftology is an IoT system that shifts UPS backup
batteries charging times to save energy costs for the data center.

Advisory Board

Willem Bakker, Innovation Coach

Tom Burns, Director of Business Development, IoT Analytics at Intel

Thomas Chiang, Catapult Chicago, Executive-In-Residence, MATTER Chicago, mentor

Tim Collins, Chief Technology Officer, Business Development, Electrical Engineer

David Jakopac, Vice President and Co-Founder at Lisle Technology Partners, LLC

Anne Marie Johlie, Regional Vice President at Mobilitie

Valinda Scarbro Kennedy, IBM Academic Initiative Skills Leader and Architect

James Kouris, Board Member at The Incubator - Science Innovation Labs

Dean Malmgren, Co-founder at Datascope Analytics

John Nelson, President of The Applied Research Company

Plamen Petrov, Director, Cognitive Technology, KPMG

David Rosen, Founder and CEO of TechXFoundry, Partner of Acrelic Group

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