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Join us at The Center, a collaborative space for researchers, students and members of the business and creative communities, to learn, create and connect in the areas of technology and leadership. Visit The Center for daily programming focused on skill and professional development, networking, and community engagement.

Center Partners

  • OU Price College of Business
  • OU College of Engineering
  • OU Economic Development
  • OU College of Law



Week of April 22nd-26th





Entrepreneurial Ideation Workshop


Philip Dow and Tim Johnson

A crash course in applying design thinking to creative problem solving and business model generation.




Graphic Design Seminar


Eric Anderson

An introduction to the basics of graphic design. Learn how graphic design can be used not only to build your brand, but also to educate, inform, and inspire.




Lunch-and-Learn: Design for Community


Blair Humphreys

The presentation will highlight the ongoing shift away from 20th century models of urban planning towards the creation of cities and places that are designed for community. Point of sale food available.




Goal Directed Game Design: Transmuting Pain into Pleasure


Waylon Flinn

What makes games fun? How do we use the engagement of games to accomplish something in a bigger context? Join us for the Oklahoma Game Developers Meetup. Pizza provided.




“Weather in the Private Sector”


Amy Buhl and Ben Fahrig, Weathernews, Inc.

A look into the private meteorology industry at OU and internationally. Join us as we discuss the ways meteorology can be applied to many different markets. Breakfast provided.

Week of April 29th – May 3rd





Conceptualizing Honor in the 21st Century


Dr. Julia Ehrhardt

Let’s gather to talk about what it means to be an honorable person in a globally competitive world. Dinner provided.




The Minimum Viable Product


Philip Dow

Learn how to vet your business ideas early with inexpensive prototyping. Oriented towards software development.




Lunch-and-Learn: Protecting and Licensing New Technologies


Jim Bratton

Learn when and how your intellectual property can be protected and monetized. We’ll discuss patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets and how to generate revenue from them. Point of sale food available.






Shane Kempton

With humans’ ever-increasing dependence on technology, are tech startup ideologies closely tied with historical religious movements? And does that make technology creators the priests?




“Technology, Entrepreneurship and Education”


Gregg Garn, College of Education

Join us for a discussion about the K20 Center’s innovative approach to overcoming challenges in PK-20 education across the state of Oklahoma. Breakfast provided.


The Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth moved into a new expanded space in Spring 2013. Located on the first floor of Three Partners Place on the University Research Campus in Norman, the new offices feature more than 1,100 square feet of whiteboard wall space, 9 collaborative workspaces, and the Land Run, a community co-working space for local entrepreneurs.

About CCEW

Formed in 2006, The Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW) brings together students, university researchers, and private sector partners to advance early-stage technologies.

Administered by OU’s university vice president for Strategic Planning and Economic Development, the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth drives the state’s entrepreneurial spirit and assists in developing Oklahoma’s economy.

The Center operates alongside the university’s Office of Technology Development, which stimulates the creation of intellectual property at OU and manages the resulting assets in support of the university’s mission: to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.