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The Ennovar Institute is providing applied learning experiences for 40 students through multiple industry partnerships.

Partnerships lead to jobs for 40 Wichita State students

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  • Forty students have been employed because of recent partnerships by WSU's Ennovar Institute.
  • Students are getting experience in solutions reference architecture, coding and content development for web and mobile apps.

New partnerships at Wichita State are leading to more job opportunities for students.

In the past two months, WSU’s Ennovar, the Institute of Emerging Technologies and Market Solutions, has engaged with local companies Fliphound, Clutch Studio and Alltite, as well as national companies Dell and Commvault.

Because of the partnerships, 40 students have been employed and are getting applied learning experience in solutions reference architecture, coding and content development for web and mobile apps.


Ennovar is continuing its partnership with well-known computer technology giant Dell. Last year, Ennovar wrapped up a significant solutions reference architecture program for Dell and recently extended the program to include the development of additional web application and maintenance services, which will employ five students.


Fliphound, which allows media professionals to advertise, manage, create and publish digital content on digital billboards, engaged three Ennovar student assistants over a period of two months to assist with coding content for the Fliphound website.

Clutch Studio

A new partnership with Wichita-based Clutch Studio may also lead to a complex long-term engagement. Ennovar reached out to Clutch Studio CEO Carlos Fernandez recently for mobile app development expertise, and the call has led to job opportunities for Wichita State students. 


Another local partnership with local bolting equipment and calibration service provider Alltite, is the result of a reunion between Ennovar software development director Kenton Hanson and Alltite CEO Tom Smith at Wichita’s 1 Million Cups program. 

Ennovar is providing maintenance services for Alltite’s custom calibration documentation software TorqueWare. It will also help with the expansion of the company’s iTITE Software and possible development of a new calibration program.

In its current capacity, the program will supply applied learning opportunities for four students, with the opportunity for expansion.


And New Jersey-based Commvault started working with Ennovar last fall and recently visited Wichita to set up an environment and provide training for Ennovar staff and students to use their data protection and information management solutions.

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Created on Wednesday, May 11, 2016; Last modified on Wednesday, May 11, 2016