Solving Business Problems using Technology
Innovation is no longer just for start-ups, and large, established companies can also make innovation a priority. In order to foster hands-on learning, students will be working on projects with technology firms to give them experience designing, building and launching technological solutions.
The underlying theme of this course is Innovating in Existing Organizations. The main component is a small group (~3 students), semester-long, company sponsored project to design and build a working technical product (minimum viable product level). Sponsors will range from small startups to large multinational companies. In addition, the class includes discussions around the key challenges to innovating in existing (often large) organizations, includes guest speakers to discuss their experiences in leading innovation in firms, and substantial time allocated to project work.