Do you have amazing ideas? Take action! SMU has the right outlets to guide and make them a reality.

Make your ideas a reality:

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Big iDeas

Think big! Funding and coaching to turn your ideas into sustainable ventures


Clinton Global Initiative University provides funding and training to students tackling global issues


A collaborative workspace and community of entrepreneurs

Mark Your Calendar

Big iDeas

Date: February 17, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM

Students compete for $5000 towards their business. Winners of the fall pitch competition showcase their products in the Demo Day Fair.

Research & Innovation Week

Date: March 20, 2023

Save the date for Research and Innovation Week! Keynote speaker, panels, and the Undergraduate and Graduate Poster Sessions. More information can be found on the Research and Innovation Week website.

Summer Research Intensive

Date: May 30, 2023

SMU Faculty members may apply for match-funding for up to two Undergraduate Research Assistants this summer. The students are able to work up to 30 hours per week, and will attend training workshops in research methods and professional development.  

Faculty application will open soon.