Syllabus

The module will meet Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., June 15 - August 7, 2017, with a one-week break over July 4. 

Module structure 

Flipped classroom model: online lectures and course material are reviewed out-of-class so teams can use class time to discuss how course concepts apply to their innovation.

All module participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course topics

Week Topics/Activities

(6/15)

  • Project Description
  • Macroeconomic/Social Environment
  • Market/Demand Environment

(6/22)

  • Technological Environment
  • Competitive Environment

3

(6/29)

  • Host/Company Assessment
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Technology/Business Intelligence

4

(7/10)

  • Product Strategy
  • Operational Strategy

5

(7/17)

  • Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Technology Commercialization/Collaboration Strategy​

6

(7/24)

  • Project Valuation and Financing
  • Business Simulation Modeling (optional)
  • Introduction to Real Options Analysis

7

(7/31)

  • Technology/Business Roadmap
  • Final Presentations