The Old Dominion University Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) is a one-stop shop for the community, students, faculty/staff and alumni seeking resources and services for innovation, entrepreneurship, and new enterprises and programs. We help build lasting relationships between the community, industry and academia to improve society and the economy.
IIE serves two important roles:
- Act as the liaison between the University, community and industry to advance entrepreneurial endeavors, and;
- Assist in strengthening the innovation ecosystem at ODU, in Hampton Roads and the Commonwealth.
The Institute contains the Strome Entrepreneurial Center (SEC), Innovation Center Norfolk, Tempo, the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), the Women's Business Center(WBC), and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Affiliated centers are funded through a mix of federal grant programs, below-market-rate fees, and private philanthropy to keep nearly all the programming affordable and, in many cases, free of charge for participants.