TE Capstone

Welcome to Lehigh's TE Undergraduate Program

Technical Entrepreneurship Capstone is a set of courses that allows students from any college at Lehigh to work with students from other disciplines on a real-world industry-sponsored project. Each project team has an advisor and, together with an industry mentor, follows the proven Integrated Product Development (IPD) process created by Lehigh University. The process begins with identifying a problem and from there formulates it into a business opportunity. The process encourages innovative ideas to generate creative solutions. The program provides the resources to fabricate, build and test the best solution for technical, social, economic and personal relevance and value. Undergraduates can spend two or three semesters on this project. For more information, click on the MAIN MENU link at the top, right-hand side.

From the Director: John Ochs, Ph.D.
Welcome to Lehigh University’s Technical Entrepreneurship (TE) Capstone program (formerly known as the Integrated Product Development (IPD) program). As the programs founder and director, I am proud of the recognition we have received from the National Academy of Engineering as one of the nations best programs for real-world experiences in capstone courses. Our roughly two dozen industry sponsors and mentors are key contributors to our success.