Center for Innovation & Growth

Center for Innovation & Growth [CIG]
340 Front Street, Berea, Ohio 44017
(440) 826.2393
Infusing passion and entrepreneurship with integrity. Igniting the regional economy.

The Center for Innovation & Growth's (CIG) mission is to teach students to compete in a turbulent economy. The focus is on recognizing their passions and learning how entrepreneurship creates opportunities when governed by personal integrity. 

Students explore ways to create social and economic value. CIG growth consulting projects and culture development programs bring together teams involving our partners, CIG Faculty and Student Fellows to address growth challenges.



CIG's work in innovation is supported by The Burton D. Morgan FoundationEwing Marion Kauffman FoundationBlackstone Charitable FoundationPhilip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation, and the University's local, national, and global partnerships.







We operate with the generous support of our CIG partners, which are critical to our success. Our partners include: Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.Ernst & YoungOEConnectionParker Hannifin, and Westfield Group. Listen to what some of them have to say about us here.







CIG sponsors connect students, entrepreneurs, and organizations through their support of ongoing CIG Network Events that take place over the year. Current sponsors include GOJO Industries, NOSHOK, SES Engineering, and University Hospitals. The latest sponsored events are on the CIG Network/Events page.









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