Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

About Integrated Innovation

The Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University breaks down the silos that impede innovation. We believe that by uniting the disciplines of engineering, design, and business, we can build impactful solutions that create value for real people.

Over our 30-year history, we have imparted to students a tried-and-true methodology to innovating products and services. Through dynamic projects and research, students learn to create solutions that:

  • function effectively with the right technologies (engineering);
  • improve the lives of individuals (design); and
  • create economic value in the marketplace (business).

Be What's Next

Our master's degree programs are designed for professionals who are passionate about developing, designing, and launching the next generation of products and services. Students emerge from our programs with hard and soft skills that empower them to solve real-world problems holistically and regardless of industry, technology, or discipline.

Pittsburgh + Silicon Valley

With two campus locations, the Integrated Innovation Institute offers the best of Carnegie Mellon from coast-to-coast. Much like successful products and services, we combine world-class academics and emerging research of CMU's Pittsburgh campus with the agile and entrepreneurial practices of the tech ecosystem, located just steps from CMU Silicon Valley.

The History of Integrated Innovation

1986

Carnegie Mellon University begins teaching the Integrated Product Development (IPD) capstone, inspired by the writings of Nobel Laureate and professor Herbert Simon.

2003

The IPD capstone becomes the cornerstone of a new degree: the Master of Product Development (now known as the Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services or MIIPS). Based in Pittsburgh, the degree is a pioneer in interdisciplinary education.

2004

The Master of Science in Software Management (MSSM) is launched at Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley campus.

2013

The Integrated Innovation Institute is founded, becoming the host department for CMU's interdisciplinary MIIPS and MSSM degrees.

2017

The Institute launches its first bi-coastal degree: Master of Science in Technology Ventures (MSTV).

Today

With 600+ alumni, the Institute's former and current students are making an impact across industry and society as elite innovators who transform the world.