Who We Are
Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, architect, inventor, and continual student. His passions and genius crossed so many disciplines that he earned the term “Renaissance man.” In the spirit of his example our center aims to impact communities through bold curiosity and intentional innovation.
The da Vinci Center for Innovation is prototyping the future of higher education through cross-disciplinary academic, experiential, and experimental learning opportunities. Measured by advancements in the human condition and the application of real-world knowledge and skills.
Check out a new space the da Vinci Center has built for student innovators and entrepreneurs! Shift Retail Lab, has been selected as an honorable mention in the Urban Design category as part of the 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards for Fast Company.
What We Do
The VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation is a unique collegiate model that advances innovation and entrepreneurship through cross-disciplinary collaboration. We have programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as offer Design Thinking training to all VCU students.