The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) supports Rice’s innovative energies.
The Liu Idea Lab builds resources to support Rice innovators and entrepreneurs in continuous learning and discovery on their entrepreneurial and innovative pathways. In addition to a new, state-of-the-art innovation lab on campus, Lilie is composed of curricular and co-curricular opportunities, experiences bridging Rice and the broader world, and a dynamic community of people working together.
Our experiential classes engage experts in fields ranging from Business, Social Science, and Engineering, and entrepreneurs and innovators from across Houston and beyond.
From the internship program to the incubator, Rice provides opportunities for all aspects of entrepreneurship.
The Lab hosts events such as the Lilie Lectures, workshops, courses, competitions, and serves as a bridge between Rice and the broader entrepreneurial community in Houston and beyond.
The Liu Idea Lab team are faculty and staff dedicated to supporting Rice’s entrepreneurial and innovation community. We are practitioners, researchers, investors, and experienced entrepreneurs who provide support to students as they develop and advance ideas.
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
In Thinking Differently (III), we address contemporary questions about innovation and learning. How will new technologies, markets and jobs, and culture shape work and learning today and in the future? In this session, we explore personalization and gamification with Rick Brennan.
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Rice students will present their 3 Day Startup projects to the community! Come see what they are imagining...
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Mingle with other entrepreneurs, innovators, and special guests from across campus and Houston. Celebrate with food, music, and surprises...
Whether you have been previously involved with our classes, lectures, workshops, clubs, competitions, mentor network, entrepreneurs in residence….or this will be your first step....please come join us and start discovering your individual entrepreneurial path!