Entrepreneurially-minded engineers recognize problems as opportunities, assess the potential impact of solutions, and use their skills to create value for others. An entrepreneurial mindset can be related to entrepreneurship, but is not exclusive to new ventures.
Equally, institutions of higher learning are frequently hubs of innovation and value creation. The entrepreneurial engineering approach allows students to co-create with faculty members. Faculty in turn re-imagine courses, labs, and activities – and find greater fulfillment in the process.
The entrepreneurial mindset allows institutions to be faithful to their original charter while preparing graduates for an ever-changing world.