VCU Innovation Month April 2024



Innovation Month is a dynamic showcase that spotlights innovation, entrepreneurship,
and groundbreaking research across various disciplines within the university.

The focus is on celebrating events, programs, and cutting-edge research
that drives innovation and positively influences our lives and communities.



illustration of a women mindmapping


two people shaking hands at a business meeting


2 people working at a white board



VCU has been ranked a Top 20 Most Innovative Public University by U.S. News World Report.

U.S. News & World Report has
ranked Virginia Commonwealth
University as one of the nation’s
20 most innovative public universities
in its 2024 Best College Rankings.

Learn More




Register using the links below and check back for updates!

Sunday, April 7



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group of students mind mapping at a white board

Friday, April 12

Pitch Competition

VCU Business

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woman presenting at shift retail labs

Friday, April 19

Demo Day

VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation

VCU Demo Day is designed to connect student and alumni innovators and founders with the Richmond ecosystem and beyond. Join us to hear pitches from outstanding students and alumni who will compete for funding and other prizes. 


students pitching their product

Monday, April 22

VCU Earth Day

VCU Sustainability

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students sitting on the lawn

Friday, April 26

X Marks the Spot


Far from the usual TEDxVCU Salon, "X Marks the Spot" is a thematic and literal scavenger hunt. Explore locations on campus and experience how the themes from these TED Talks take shape in our community.

group of people listening to a presenter

Friday, April 26

Engineering Expo

VCU College of Engineering

This event showcases more than 90 student projects and presentations, the result of more than eight months of work between students, sponsors, and faculty advisers. 



group of students working collaboratively



Campus Partners

VCU Innovation Month is a cross-disciplinary celebration of innovation, entrepreneurship, and research!

sponsors include VCU School of Business, VCU College of Engineering, VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation, Shift Retail Lab, VCU Brandcenter, VCUarts, VCU Sustainability, TEDxVCU, VCU Research Weeks, VCU College of Engineering, and VCU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation