“Innovation for All” a Living Learning Community
In the fall of 2023, a new living learning community will be offered on two floors of Geisert Hall for freshman students only. Billed as a “Community for Thinkers & Tinkerers and Entrepreneurs & Dreamers” this experience in residential life is open to ALL MAJORS.
Passionate about Discovery? Constantly Curious? Fascinated with Ideas? Obsessed with Innovations?
- We get it.
- You need a place to unleash your creativity.
- Think out loud.
- Bounce around ideas.
- Ponder deep thoughts.
Together, you will live and breathe innovation and make lifelong friends in the process.
Take a course together from the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation taught by Dr. Talkington.
Go for $30,000 in the student venture competitions: The Social Impact Challenge in the fall and the Big Idea trade show in the spring.
Receive excellent coaching from Dr. Hashimoto, the faculty coordinator for the LLC.
Together, we build your network in the Bradley family and the Peoria community.
The Innovation for All LLC connects you with Peoria’s Amazing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem:
- Angel Investors
- Patent Holders
Oh The Places You Will Go!
- See green chemistry in action at the Natural Fiber Welding factory that makes Mirum® a plant-based leather alternative.
- Learn about the blue economy and zero waste at the Asian Carp fish processing operation Sorce Freshwater.
- Tour Caterpillar with their innovation executives.
- Tour the JUMP Simulation at OSF Healthcare.
- Mingle at the Nest Co-Working downtown with Distillery Lab’s Biz Labs, how-to demos, ideation, and the Internet of Things guest speakers.
- Engage with Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, Bradley's technology incubator near campus and learn about wet labs and commercialization resources through SBDC and the Turner Center.
SEI 200 Innovation for All (3 hours) with Dr. Talkington, instructor. This course meets the "Multidisciplinary Integration" requirement in the Bradley Common Core. This curriculum transforms a room of strangers into a ‘community of innovators’ who are charged with developing courage to rethink and reinvent their industries. Case studies involves looking at entrepreneurs who scaled innovative product ideas into major brands and companies - reshaping and leading entire industries along the way. Topics include: green chemistry, circular economy, corporate social responsibility, environmental goals, carbon footprinting, climate science, product innovation, social mission, and change agents. Intentional emphasis on science literacy to make decisions about sustainability. Experiential component involves creating podcasts about course topics and interviews with local startups.
Step 1: Attend a virtual information session; this is an optional step (dates below).
Step 2: Answer just ONE question: Tell us WHY you want to live in a community focused on innovation and sustainability?Submit Your Answer
Step 3: Once your enrollment fee is paid then fill out the official housing application through Bradley housing.
Step 4: Schedule a 1-on-1 interview with Dr. Hashimoto in May 2023. Everyone who applies will be automatically invited to all the innovation events that the Turner School and Peoria have to offer.
Housing applications are accepted November 2022 to May 2023.
Selection is a competitive process. Once an application is received, individual interviews with Dr. Marcos Hashimoto must be scheduled by incoming students for late May 2023.
Applicants will be notified of decisions by email June 4, 2023.