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2023 IPD Sponsor Announcement

Integrated Innovation Institute welcomes 2023 corporate sponsors for the Integrated Product Development capstone course of the Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services program.

By Jess Ignasky

The beginning of the spring semester marks the start of the Integrated Product Development (IPD) capstone course for students in the Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services (MIIPS) program. 

Excitement is palpable at the end of the fall semester as students are assigned to teams and sponsors are revealed. Teams are curated on each member’s unique academic background and work experience, bringing together students from across the disciplines of design, business, and engineering.

Each team is posed with a real-world problem by their sponsor that they will work to solve throughout the semester. Problems are related to a sponsor’s product, process, or service that they aim to change or add value to. 

Take a look at this year's sponsors:

Since 1931, Allegheny County Airport (AGC) has been advancing modern corporate and recreational travel, and continues to provide convenient access to nearby universities, research facilities, financial and corporate operations and world-renowned medical centers.

Builders Patch is a secure, cloud-based platform to manage multifamily housing deals from acquisition to asset management. The platform is focused on automating due diligence collection, underwriting, and loan approval for lenders and multifamily developers.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets.

For more than a century, Duquesne Light Company has delivered a safe and reliable supply of electricity to more than 600,000 customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties. 

In 1959, Honda opened shop in Los Angeles with one product, the 305cc Honda Dream motorcycle. Over fifty years later, Honda has 11 plants that build power equipment, generators, marine engines and automobiles in North America. From day one, their philosophy has remained the same. To reach for dreams once thought impossible.

Ignik Outdoors is committed to making innovative and sustainable outdoor heating products.

Founded in 1900, Mack trucks are sold and serviced in nearly 30 countries worldwide. Mack is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, proprietary engines and transmissions. Mack is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel, natural gas and electric trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial engines.

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