In 2014, the United Negro College Fund founded HBCU Innovation – a national movement to drive innovation, entrepreneurship, and access for African-American communities in the worlds of tech and science. Our work is fueled by our fundamental belief that any young person empowered with resources and access, is capable of achieving amazing things in changing landscapes. Through our I.C.E (Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship) and S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives, we have introduced hundreds of students to the giants of the tech world, created a pipeline of the next generation of young black innovators, and contributed to a culture that inspires students to disrupt industries and change their communities.
What is HBCU Innovation?
The Department of Commerce has estimated that from 2008-2018, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent.
Past + Participating Institutions
Alabama A&M University
Clark Atlanta University
Fayetteville State University
Florida A&M University
Florida Memorial University
Harris Stowe State University
Jackson State University
Morgan State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Prairie View A&M University
University of the Virgin Islands
Winston Salem State University
Xavier University of Louisiana