Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) helps students and community members acquire the tools, develop the skills and cultivate the mindset of an entrepreneur so that they may create economic and social value throughout the world.

Higher education institutions have been increasingly recognizing the important tasks of mobilizing graduates for entrepreneurial careers, enhancing their entrepreneurial skills, and providing support for business start-up. At AU, we believe an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset fosters an intellectual confidence that empowers and inspires creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. That is why AU established the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) to actively engage in supporting entrepreneurship through developing the students’ innovative thinking process and enable novel ideas to be converted into successful commercial ventures.


To build a state-of-the-art Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center that transforms ideas from inception to a workable business plan, and then to a successful venture.