The Esri Innovation Program (EIP) encourages educators and students to advance geospatial science in research and education, aligned to industry trends and workforce needs. The program aims to cultivate growth in GIS research and promote teaching excellence in spatial data science, analytics, and GIScience in higher education institutions. EIP institutions and their students gain technical expertise, resources, and support provided by Esri and a community of peers.

GIS innovation in education


EIP institutions advance new ideas from research to reality, utilizing GIS and spatial technologies to help design a sustainable future.

Excellence in teaching and learning
EIP institutions encourage their students to develop skills in the latest geospatial technology supported by ArcGIS software.
Advancement in GIS research
EIP institutions leverage new and groundbreaking developments in geoscience.
Collaboration with peers
EIP institutions build their community network through collaboration across institutions, sharing ideas and learning from one another.

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