Carnegie Mellon University

Incubating Emerging Areas


Incubate critical mass in emerging areas.

Exploration of new ideas can be stymied by limited resources - human, physical and financial - particularly at the earliest stages of development when their viability may be uncertain. CMU will provide an environment where new ideas can be born and nourished until they become capable of supporting themselves. CMU will:

  • Support the establishment of cluster hires to bring diverse expertise to interdisciplinary initiatives, allowing rapid ramp-up in areas of strategic importance.
  • Provide additional top-down support that aids in the growth and development of bottom-up research, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors.