The Batten Institute is dedicated to the creation of knowledge about the transformative power of entrepreneurship and innovation and to the cultivation of principled, entrepreneurial leaders. We believe that entrepreneurship and innovation are powerful mechanisms for addressing society's most pressing issues and that economic and social advancement requires leaders who embrace an entrepreneurial outlook and a commitment to innovation of all kinds.
To fulfill its mission, the Institute has adopted a four-pronged strategy.
Cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders through rigorous academic and experiential programs.
Create thought leadership through a diverse portfolio of research projects of consequence to business and society.
Engage leaders through a broad array of channels to directly influence the world of practice.
Foster a diverse and collaborative community of scholars, students, alumni and practitioners.