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About the Innovation Collaboratory

In spring 2018, the Department of Agricultural Education began offering its entrepreneurial leadership and innovation courses in the newly created Innovation Collaboratory. The Collaboratory, which is located in Saguaro Hall, Room 127, was created in 2018 with support from the Dorrance Scholarship Program. This unique learning space is designed to enhance the development of CALES students, faculty, and statewide stakeholders in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. In particular, the Collaboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art collaborative learning technologies and resources that foster creativity, ingenuity, and higher order strategic thinking. In addition to hosting entrepreneurial leadership and innovation courses, the Collaboratory will support a series of faculty and student workshops aimed at increasing the entrepreneurial activities and innovative initiatives across CALES. Dr. Matthew Mars, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Leadership and Innovation, is the Founder and Academic Director of the Collaboratory and Mr. Emre Toker, CALES Innovator-in-Residence, is the Managing Director. For more information on the Innovation Collaboratory, please contact Dr. Mars at

Innovation Collaboratory: Creating Opportunities. Advancing Solutions.

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Events and Seminars

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Scrapper's Corner Podcast and Web Series

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