A powerful force for world change resides in the formation of new enterprises and ventures, particularly those that leverage technology. SMU is committed to invest strategically in instruction, research and creative initiatives highlighting, among other areas, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The Engineering Entrepreneurship Initiative seeks to build a campus wide infrastructure to promote and to practice engineering entrepreneurship. Particular emphasis will be in the technology sector and on products with a high technology content. This infrastructure, organic but formal, will enable a wide variety of entrepreneurial pathways for students, faculty and staff. Existing educational offerings will be enhanced. Resources to initiate a wide variety of enterprises across the spectrum of size and risk will be installed. The Lyle School looks forward to teaming with entrepreneurs from across campus to ease their path into practice wherever technology can help provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The real business of engineering is the improvement of the quality of our life through the thoughtful use of new technology. Through meaningful collaborations with our partners across the Hilltop, the Lyle school is working to prepare our next generation of innovators, creators and engineers to change the world for the better.