Office of Applied Innovation


The Office of Applied Innovation identifies and applies emerging scientific, technological, design and policy innovations to advance ASU's teaching and learning mission. We focus on improving the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve by expanding access to educational and economic opportunity.

The Office advances partnerships between ASU and innovative, mission-driven actors and networks in Arizona, nationwide and worldwide.

In the News

September 22, 2021

ASU transportation study supports expanded autonomous vehicle use

new study conducted by Arizona State University reveals public enthusiasm for greater use of autonomous vehicles, or AVs. Participants in a six-month experiment among older and disabled residents in the Phoenix metro area said they felt AV services were safe, convenient and even preferable to traditional taxis or ride-share options.

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June 18, 2021

$6.5M Helios grant fuels data-driven Decision Center for Educational Excellence to help guide policy, increase postsecondary completion

Arizona State University and Helios Education Foundation announced June 18 a five-year expansion of their partnership to enhance the work of the ASU Helios Decision Center for Educational Excellence (affiliated with the Office of Applied Innovation), amounting to an additional $6.5 million dollars to improve educational outcomes in the state.

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March 29, 2021

ASU partners with 37 organizations to support higher education goals.

The Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity consists of nearly 40 educational institutions working together to build an inclusive learning environment

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Sept 16, 2020

ASU team finds success in Alliance for the American Dream finals

Enfuego Technologies uses artificial intelligence to optimize resumes and the job search process with the goal of increasing middle-class incomes by at least 10%.

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