The Institute aims to educate and train the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in the creation, implementation, and translation of big ideas into innovative solutions that positively impact society. A variety of training opportunities and experiences have been created to foster a culture of innovation and inspiration. These positions are open to individuals inside and outside of the School and University.

In order to achieve its mission, the Eshelman Institute for Innovation supports several programs that;

  • Cultivate and foster a culture of innovation
  • Encourage new ideas, risk-taking, and cross-disciplinary collaboration; stimulating creativity; learning from failure; rewarding those who drive innovation forward
  • Educate and train the next generation of innovators in the creation, implementation, and translation of big ideas into innovative solutions that positively impact society.
  • Create new approaches to the ways in which UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students work that challenge the status quo, resulting in our ability to work faster, smarter, and more efficiently, and requiring that we remain agile in our continued pursuit of excellence.