The Innovation Institute program at NYSCI leads teenagers through the process of innovation while pulling together the concepts of anthropology, science and entrepreneurship.  The teenagers spend 15 months going through the entire process of inventing a device, software or other technology. They will observe a group or community, identify a product that would be helpful to that community, design a prototype, and build a prototype. Their designs will be critiqued by a committee of experts, which includes CEOs, CIOs and CTOs of major technology corporations. Participants will present their products at World Maker Faire, an annual event at NYSCI.

The Innovation Institute is conducted in collaboration with Kipp Bradford and Dr. Raymond Codrington.