About Us - Integrated Innovation Institute-Integrated Innovation Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

About Us - Integrated Innovation Institute

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, located at the Pittsburgh campus. The Master of Science in Software Management (SM) focuses on the management, innovation and entrepreneurship of software products, located at the Silicon Valley campus. Starting in fall 2016, the Institute will offer a new Master of Integrated Innovation in Digital Experiences as part of CMU's Integrated Media Program (CMU-IMP), located at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City.

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.

In Pittsburgh, the Institute’s home is a dynamic, reconfigurable space at the corner of Forbes and Craig Streets, the gateway to the Carnegie Mellon campus from the west, highlighting Carnegie Mellon’s interdisciplinary innovative culture.