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The University of Iceland offers a variety of courses related to innovation and entrepreneurship.


Want to work in collaboration with companies or institutions or on your own innovation? Want to become an intern?


Seeking answers to various aspects of the innovation process?

Need help with your idea?

Science and Innovation

At the University of Iceland, you can get help to tread the path of innovation.

Book an interview with a consultant from the Department of Science and Innovation

From idea to practicality


Receives notifications of inventions and other innovations and assists employees in their applications.


Works with the Intellectual Property Committee and assists the scientific community in submitting research to the community.


Provides advice to students on the development of business ideas, runs accelerators, and represents "Gulleggið".

Awards and events


An annual competition between staff and students for innovative ideas. The winner will receive 3 M. ISK as a prize.

An annual and international course in societal innovation for undergraduate students in their final year. 


The University of Iceland supports and takes an active part in the annual Innovation Week.

First-class facilities and support

UI Science Park

Provides entrepreneurs, companies, and institutions with the opportunity of working together on innovation.

Mýrin Innovation Centre

A home for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the early stages, where work facilities, education and training are offered.


Facilities in Mýrin for employees and students working on innovation.


A centre for social innovation that aims to strengthen knowledge of the work of non-profit associations and organizations in Iceland.

Innovative Platforms

The University is a sponsor of various accelerators and solutions that help to formulate business ideas.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee SHÍ

Promotes students' innovation and entrepreneurship. The committee is responsible for various innovation-related events.

Tengslatorg - Careers Connection

In collaboration with companies and institutions, Tengslatorg advertises vacancies and other work-related projects for students at the University of Iceland.

Startups at UI

Numerous Startups have been established based on innovation projects at the University from the year 2000 to the present day.