Students' Big Ideas Boost Businesses


The Concept Center at Weber State is bringing students, faculty and local companies together with engineering research, product development and design.

Housed in the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology, the Concept Center evolved from the Utah Center for Aeronautical Innovation and Design. It now focuses on providing students hands-on learning experiences through a broad range of industry-sponsored projects, such as testing new concepts in bicycle brake levers for Ogden-based company TRP Brakes.

“The Concept Center is good for the community as it puts a small part of the university in a reciprocal position of involvement with others,” said Nicholas Riddle, TRP director of product development. “It’s not just an isolated, idealized environment on the hill.”


The number of companies that have collaborated with the Concept Center