This course deals with the challenge of bringing to market elegant and efficient solutions to strong customer needs. This challenge is relevant whether you work for a startup or a large company, whether you sell products or services, and whether your customers are individual consumers or companies. We structure our learning around the following basic steps of the innovation process:
1. Opportunity identification / Idea generation
We will take on the challenge of trying to develop a new product during the week! You will apply the tools and frameworks covered in the course to progress through the innovation process outlined above. A set of projects will be offered by companies. Alternatively, you may propose your own project (e.g., startup idea) - please contact the instructor before the end of February if you would like to do so.