Welcome to the Watt Center!

Our Vision and Mission

The Watt Family Innovation Center is Clemson’s most technology-enhanced academic building, featuring state-of-the-art information technology and special facilities. Established in 2016 with the support of more than $25 million in corporate donations, the Watt Center’s mission is to create an environment where collaboration among students, faculty, and leaders from industry and government agencies generates ideas and solves complex problems. The Watt Center is available for students and faculty in all disciplines as a flexible space for collaboration, innovation and project development.

Our vision is to be a national leader in engaged learning and research experiences that are pervasively interwoven throughout a student’s time at Clemson. Our mission is to propel cross-disciplinary student engagement and faculty collaborations by providing high impact partnerships, innovation spaces, events, and research opportunities. The Watt Center's mission is pursued through five focus areas:

  1. Fostering multi-disciplinary interaction for students and faculty. 

  2. Cultivating and supporting relationships with industry partners.

  3. Providing resources and tools for interactive learning.

  4. Leading the flagship undergraduate research experience, Creative Inquiry.

  5. Incubating student-led Innovation Spaces.