Colorado Springs, Colo (PRWEB) May 06, 2019
The Quad Innovation Partnership (QIP), the only higher education partnership of its kind in the United States, is pleased to announce its spring semester innovation consulting teams have finalized recommendations for each of their five clients to be presented at Demo Day today on the campus of Colorado College.
QIP is comprised of students, staff and faculty from Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the US Air Force Academy. This diverse group delivers professional-grade recommendations, tactics and solutions for clients, covering a wide range of initiatives and issues that impact the lives of people in southern Colorado and the nation.
Each semester, the QIP facilitates teams of interdisciplinary students, expert faculty and professional staff advancing project-based work to benefit the greater community. Demo Day is opportunity to learn about what pivotal projects have been developed this season. This Demo Day, the QIP team will present findings for:
•Final recommendations made to El Paso County Public Health to improve healthy food access in Colorado Springs
•Update on research and analysis completed to date on an affordable housing model for seniors for Innovations in Aging Collaborative
•Final Augmented Reality market research and analysis for local tech firm Altia
•Final research and recommendations on how electrification will impact the future of energy in Colorado Springs for Colorado Springs Utilities
To learn more about QIP and its projects, please click here.
“This has been a very exciting semester for our team” said Jake Eichengreen, Executive Director. “Over a short period of time, the student-led teams have completed thorough research, developed innovative, validated recommendations for our five outstanding clients. Nearly 60 percent of our clients are engaged in their second or third projects with us. I am personally proud of how many of our student-alumni are now using what they learned at the Quad in their careers in Southern Colorado. I expect many of these same success stories for the team of students who will wrap up their work with us at Demo Day. Our rapid success is mirrored by our trajectory to realize financial sustainability by 2020, well ahead of our original business plan.”
About the Quad Innovation Partnership: In 2014 Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the United States Air Force Academy announced a joint initiative to deepen the ability of graduates to innovate within professional settings in the Pikes Peak Region. As the only partnership combining the capacities, students and faculty of a private liberal arts college, a regional community college, a state research university and a US service academy in the United States, the Quad’s value is built on the diversity of institutions it represents. All projects the Quad facilitates leverage the combined capacities of these four institutions in order to work together to discover, validate and initiate solutions for public, private and philanthropic clients.