· Creating Values
· Community Integration and Contribution
The center's goal is to instruct and inspire the "engineer-entrepreneur" of the twenty-first century. We believe that successful managerial and entrepreneurial instruction is based on four basic principles: the integration of faculty, students, graduates, and industrialists in EIC activities; contribution to the community; dedication to research; and education of the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurial activity aspires toward high financial reward. To achieve this lofty goal, entrepreneurs recognize the importance of investing in human relationships. A successful entrepreneur has the skill and savvy to identify opportunities and pursue them tenaciously and sagaciously. This calls for psychological stamina and belief in one's technical ability and intuition. As visionaries entrepreneurs have to connect their instincts to their expertise in order to generate innovative ideas. This is the grand overview, but as every entrepreneur finds out early on in the game, the path to success demands technological proficiency, executive skill, managerial leadership, a background in marketing, sales, and financial administration, operational and logistical oversight, presentation acumen before potential investors, and last but not least, the crystallization of a first-class team dedicated to realizing the vision.