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.

Maker Milestones: The Origins of Integrated Innovation

The impact of integrated innovation today would not be possible without the pioneers and visionaries that came before us. While the Institute is now in its sixth year, our history -- including the origin of our degree programs -- dates back to 1986 with the launch of Carnegie Mellon's first cross-disciplinary capstone.

Explore our timeline to see the history of integrated innovation and how it has led to where we are today.