The Integrated Innovation Institute is a joint initiative of the College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Tepper School of Business. The Institute is built on primary disciplines in product and service innovation covering functional performance (engineering), human interface (design), and economic value (business). The Institute focuses on education and research in innovation methods and practice. It is unique among top educational institutions in that it unites the three disciplines to cross train students to become elite innovators, which enhances the effectiveness of thinking and generating results.
The Integrated Innovation Institute includes professional master degree programs, executive education, and applied research including industry consortia. The Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services (formerly Master of Product Development) focuses on product and service innovation and is located at the Pittsburgh campus and planned for Brooklyn, New York in 2016 as part of CMU's Integrated Media Program (CMU-IMP) at the Steiner Studios. The Master of Science in Software Management (SM) focuses on the management, innovation and entrepreneurship of software products and is located at our Silicon Valley campus.
To engage and stimulate executives, the Integrated Innovation Institute offers multiple Executive Education programs. The Institute also offers unique corporate innovation activities that pair industry teams with Institute faculty and students to explore new market exploration and product concept projects.