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Fall 2013-2014
* EGR 495   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Special Topics in Entrepreneurship - Developing Commercially Viable Technologies

Lorraine H. Marchand

How do you design and develop an innovative product someone is willing to pay for? Why do some innovations make it to market and most never see the light of day? Is there enough known about factors for success and failure to enable a best practices approach to innovation commercialization? Drawing from the research and experience, this course provides a best practices approach to designing, developing and funding technologies with a focus on accelerating commercialization success. Students will learn to solve real-life challenges and develop technologies that are de-risked to increase their commercial potential.

Sample reading list:
Stefano Zenios, Josh Makover, Paul Yock, Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies
Steve Blank, Bob Dorf, The Startup Owner's Manual
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Classes will feature lectures, guest speakers and student discussions of case studies. Each student will capture their progression in learning by keeping an Innovation Journal. Reading assignments approximately 50 pages per week. Team projects will account for 50% of the final grade.

Quizzes - 20%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
There are no prerequisites for this course. Students from all disciplines are welcome..

Other information:
This course is designed for students seeking a better understanding of the steps and considerations in bringing new technologies to successful commercialization and marketplace adoption.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21594 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   Robertson Hall   001   Enrolled:39 Limit:60