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    Important Deadlines

    January 28, 2020: Quad Innovation Application for Spring Semester Due
    February 3, 2020: European Innovation Academy Application Due

    Do you want to solve real-world problems on a multinational team in Portugal this summer?

    Apply for the European Innovation Academy program!

    The European Innovation Academy (EIA) Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summer School is the world's largest entrepreneurial summer program! Students from over 80 universities and 65 countries will gather in Cascais, Portugal to participate in an accelerated program that turns an idea into a startup in three weeks! The goal of this course is to give students a hands-on, real-life experience creating a startup with students from around the world. Although the focus of the program is entrepreneurial, it is also a chance to experience collaborating in a multinational setting, practice teamwork, and hear from over 60 mentors and speakers from globally recognized businesses. For more information about the program, visit To view the course syllabus, follow this link ( and download the file!

    Creativity & Innovation at CC will fully sponsor up to four students from Colorado College to attend and participate in this incredible opportunity. The program is four weeks in total: one week online, and three weeks in Cascais, Portugal from July 12 through July 31. Please note: no experience in entrepreneurship is necessary! Everyone is encouraged to apply.

    To apply, please fill out the application by following the link below. The deadline for this application is February 3, 2020. A required interview will be scheduled with Dez Stone Menendez, director of Creativity & Innovation, after February 3, 2020.

    Apply here:

    The Quad Innovation Partnership

    Spring 20 Quad Flyer

    In the Quad Innovation Partnership, students participate in problem-based consulting projects for local companies, nonprofits, and government agencies. Each project team is comprised of three to seven interdisciplinary students representing at least three of the Quad’s partner institutions. Students are given meaningful direction and assistance by professional management staff, and faculty advise with relevant subject matter expertise. The goal is to produce compelling and useful research and recommendations for clients while also supporting students’ professional development.

    The program offers students opportunities to develop professional experience, technical skills, and leadership abilities in a diverse, professional team environment. Simultaneously, the program offers area companies and organizations affordable, professional work products and opportunities to build relationships with potential future hires while they’re still in school. Research conducted through the Quad has catalyzed community impact ranging from affordable housing development to business growth. Over half of the companies and organizations who have hired the Quad have committed to additional work, indicating the value these organizations receive from their teams.

    The Quad offers semester, summer, and year-long opportunities for students and recent graduates. The time expectation for students is 10 hours a week during the semester, and full time during the summer. There are part-time and full-time opportunities for graduates. Also, these opportunities are paid!

    The Quad Innovation Partnership is a joint initiative between Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and supported by the U.S. Air Force Academy (insofar as authorized by federal law*).

    Creative Mondays

    Never been to Creativity & Innovation at CC and want to check out the space? Need a designated space and time to create? Want to work and create alongside other people? 

    Each Monday beginning at 3pm, we invite you to the Innovation main space to flex your creativity, work on projects, brainstorm ideas, get feedback from others or just hang out. Creative supplies and snacks are provided; anyone is welcome!

    (Creativity & Innovation at CC, 232 E. Cache La Poudre St.)

    Laser Cutter Training

    Do you want to learn the basics of using a laser cutting machine?

    Innovation offers campus-wide training on the Epilog Zing laser cutter. You must go through this training in order to use it. We use Adobe Illustrator with our machine and if you're unfamiliar with it, you can access workshops for this program through the Visual Resources Center. In preparation, you can find more information about our machine here: Epilog Zing Laser.

    Laser   Cutter  Training dates:
    Every Thursday from 3-5pm
    at Creativity & Innovation at CC, 232 E Cache La Poudre (next to KRCC).

    Email Seth Gray at to reserve a spot. Space is limited and you do not have to bring any designs. 

    After going through this training, you may use the machine under supervision. Open laser cutting hours are:
    Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Fridays, 4th week, and block break 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (M-F)
    Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
    Unless otherwise listed on the Innovation website's calendar.