Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Past Sponsored Projects

Read through a selection of partners and problem statements that our students have worked for to deliver innovative, robust solutions:

MSA

Sponsor

MSA Safety

Project

Increase safety of those in commercial building construction, for heavy highway/bridge construction, or for first-responders.

Degree Program

MIIPS, 2013

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IBM logo

Sponsor

IBM

Project

Research and propose recommendations to increase the user base for IBM Bluemix.

Degree Program

M.S. Software Management

Apple logo

Sponsor

Apple & Women in Technology International (WITI)

Project

Apply technologies and methodologies from Apple's customer experience expertise to Women in Technology International (WITI)’s new website to drive membership, sponsors and revenue for WITI.

Degree Program

M.S. Software Management

Dormont

Sponsor

Dormont

Project

Anticipate the commercial kitchen of the future, recognizing that it is a highly efficient production environment, identifying innovative opportunities aligned with company capabilities.

Degree Program

MIIPS

NUK

Sponsor

NUK

Project

Focus on toddler feeding via physical products by understanding and addressing mother and toddler needs, desires, and complex interactions.

Degree Program

MIIPS, 2015

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Konica Minolta

Sponsor

Konica Minolta

Project

Identify opportunities for connected device systems in the home, enterprise and healthcare.

Degree Program

M.S. Software Management

Nissan

Sponsor

Nissan

Project

Develop interior features that expand the market for the LEAF, Nissan's zero-emission vehicle.

Degree Program

MIIPS

Kaiser Permanente

Sponsor

Kaiser Permanante

Project

Elaborate three business models for organizing telehealth services and technology for a large-scale healthcare system.

Degree Program

M.S. Software Management

New Balance

Sponsor

New Balance

Project

Create products and explore user needs and wants for a core market (middle-aged women), a new market (overweight Americans), and a new acquisition (cleated sports).

Degree Program

MIIPS

Respironics

Sponsor

Philips Respironics

Project

Design products focused on sleep therapy.

Degree Program

MIIPS

Navistar

Sponsor

Navistar

Project

Examining lifestyle and work-oriented features in trucks and their brand associations. Various classes and projects culminated in features in the LoneStar long haul truck.

Degree Program

MIIPS, 2005

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Monaco logo

Sponsor

Monaco RV

Project

Identify opportunities and develop concepts for new mobile home interiors and exteriors to meet the needs and desires of both existing and new customer segments.

Degree Program

MIIPS

Ford

Sponsor

Ford Motors

Project

Create after market products for the bed of the F150, and create interior features of the Ford Escape (two class sponsorships).

Degree Program

MIIPS

Body media logo

Sponsor

Body Media

Project

Design products focused on monitoring of the human body in extreme situations.

Degree Program

MIIPS

Proctor & Gamble

Sponsor

Proctor & Gamble

Project

Explore how sustainability could enable P&G’s Air Care brand to transform the current Air Care category.

Degree Program

MIIPS

Design Advance

Sponsor

Design Advance

Project

Identify new business opportunities for the company's primary software product.

Degree Program

MIIPS

Sponsor

Residely
Startup

Project

Analyze issues involved in the home buying process and propose features for a software product solution to address them.

Degree Program

M.S. Software Management

Sponsor

Stiya
Startup

Project

Plan and execute a mobile app product launch.

Degree Program

M.S. Software Management

Sponsor

VIDA
Startup

Project

Design a marketing and sales dashboard mobile app to support artists on the VIDA platform.

Degree Program

M.S. Software Management

Other Past Project Sponsors

Boeing
Bosch
emirates logo
google logo
Intel
Johnson & Johnson
Kalido
NASA
nokia logo
opus logo
Oracle
Panasonic
proforma logo
Quixey
red cross logo
RIM
SAP
volvo logo
yankee candle logo