a one-week summer camp, "Kids Invent Toys" is offered by the UIC
College of Business Administration in conjunction with Urban Options,
a nonprofit organization focused on youth entrepreneurship.
As they develop
their toys, participants make presentations to the Toy Factory management
team, think through the price/cost structure for their toys, and
work with other children in a variety of tasks. The management team
reviews their conceptual designs, business plans and mock-ups.
Toys" encourages participants to continue their development of toys
after the program has concluded. It orients them to opportunities
to showcase their inventions at the national Toy Hall of Fame and
in invention contests and programs. It also empowers them to consider
commercialization of their ideas.
students, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest and
most diverse university in the Chicago area. UIC is home to the
largest medical school in the United States and is one of only 88
national Research I universities. Located just west of Chicago's
Loop, UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological, and
cultural fabric of the area.