Innovation Engineering Workshop - Portland

Portland, Maine
Friday, November 22, 2013
Innovation Engineering Workshop - Portland
Friday, November 22, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Hilton Garden Inn
1-207-780-0780
65 Commercial Street
Portland, Maine 04101
United States

Map and Directions

Innovation Engineering Workshops provide a sampling of the basics of the Innovation Engineering mindset on how to create, communicate and commercialize meaningfully unique ideas.

The Innovation Engineering Workshops are taught using the Cycles to Mastery™ teaching system. It’s a system of learning that has been found in university research to be four times more effective than classic training programs.

Each public workshop involves a series of digital classes that are watched in advance and one compressed day of work sessions. During the work session day, we will reinforce the learning through hands-on activities, case study examples, and an application of the learning to your own company situation.

The Innovation Engineering Workshops include:

CREATE: Here you learn the new mindset that creates a 6x increase in the number of high quality ideas versus classic “brainstorming.” It features a special focus on how to enable active learning from customer insights, marketplace benchmarking, technology mining and future trend analysis. You will learn how to leverage a collaborative mindset to create an exponential increase in idea generation effectiveness.

COMMUNICATE: We will expose you to the new “outside in” thinking approach that doubles your odds of success by turning sales and marketing into a customer pull system. It also provides a simple way for defining ideas so that everyone – from the front line worker to the CEO – can speak the same language.

COMMERCIALIZE: This part is a transformation in how to reduce innovation risk. Instead of attempting to “plan, study and study away risk” you learn the new Fail FAST, Fail CHEAP™ approach. It’s a modern and accelerated version of the classic Deming learning cycle of “Plan, Do, Study, Act” applied to innovation.

What’s Next: Innovation Engineering Workshops cover 6 of the 48 Skills that make up the Innovation Engineering Body of Knowledge. For most companies, the next step is either to make the full commitment to Innovation Engineering Management system or take a deeper step with an Innovation Engineering Jump Start.

This is a Blackstone Accelerates Growth sponsored event. The workshop is $149 for business and community members and includes lunch. UMaine students, faculty and staff may attend for $49. Scholarships are available from Blackstone Accelerates Growth for growth oriented, for-profit companies. The application can be accessed here.

Blackstone Accelerates Growth is developing innovation hubs in different regions of the state. Entrepreneurs leading start-up and existing companies will become part of a network so they can learn from each other and cost-effectively access entrepreneurial support resources. 



 

Contact Information

  • Phone: 207-581-1454, Email: student_innovation_center@umit.maine.edu
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