Sponsorship gets your organization involved
For over fifty years we have worked to increase business success through design. Our mission has never been more timely or more in demand. Organizations are under increasing pressure to innovate. With new methods and ideas emerging from IIT Institute of Design each year, more organizations are asking how they can get involved. The future of innovation requires the collaboration of many disciplines. We invite you to get your organization involved through research or class topic sponsorship.
This type of deep relationship is effective for companies seeking to augment their own resources with a dedicated team of students and faculty. Research sponsorship works well for organizations in need of specific information but lacking the expertise or resources to get it. Sponsored research is our most extensive program, spanning over several semesters or even years. Sponsors are given access to work in progress, custom research data, and new product development. Most significantly, this program yields proprietary results for the organization.
Current research includes topics of global interest like:
– Economics and design
– Design for emerging markets
– Early prototyping and new product definition
– Interaction design
– Innovation toolkit
– Patient-centered Healthcare
– Schools for the digital age
Class Topic Sponsorship
Sponsoring a graduate-level class topic will give you the chance to see design methods in action, explore new applications, and bring students to stakeholders to explain the results. Working with faculty, your classroom sponsorship can promote a range of ideas, from futuristic topics to specific areas of innovation for you. You may also make your organization the object of study. Class topic sponsorship allows you to develop a relationship with faculty and students, and learn how ID methods suite your business goals and practices.
Recent sponsors include:
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship
Procter & Gamble