VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation
A collaboration among VCU’s School of the Arts and the schools of Business and Engineering, the da Vinci Center for Innovation is a unique collegiate model that advances interdisciplinary innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship. Within the da Vinci Center, students from the three schools work together on team-based projects for corporate affiliates.
The center lives in the Pauley Pavilion, the octagonal-shaped tower anchoring the School of Engineering East Hall. The center’s core is a multiuse space reflecting the product development cycle from concept to graphic renderings, to prototypes, to testing and validation, to marketing. Students work with computer-modeling and 3-D object-scanning equipment and rapid prototyping machines in developing their products.