The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in partnership with the Clemson University Research Foundation and the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, has a strong history and tradition of entrepreneurial activities which are highlighted here.
Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
The mission of the Spiro Institute is to support educational, research, and outreach programs that promote entrepreneurial activity and economic development of the region, state, and nation. The focus is on wealth creation through entrepreneurial activity.
Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate
The Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate is available to graduate students in engineering and science disciplines across campus. The certificate is intended to serve those students who envision an entrepreneurial career as their long range career goal, want to be involved in new product and new business activities within a corporate setting, or seek a better understanding of the process of commercializing inventions.
Entrepreneurship Programs at the Undergraduate Level
An Entrepreneurship Minor is available to undergraduate students in engineering and science disciplines across campus. This set of courses is intended to serve those students who desire to supplement their undergraduate engineering degree with expertise related to accounting, finance, management, new product development, and commercialization of inventions. In addition to the Entrepreneurship Minor, ECE students can also substitute ELE 301 - Executive Leadership and Entrepreneurship I or ELE 401 - Executive Leadership and Entrepreneurship II for one of the required Humanities Electives.