Track: Product Development

Prototyping for Everyone: Rapid Assimilation of Skills & Tools for the Creation of Physical Prototypes

Randall Tagg

Product development requires the successful fusion of concept, physical prototyping, market assessment, and business planning. The prototyping phase is critical, since a viable, well-designed, and tested realization more>>

Teaching "Creativity" to Entrepreneurship Students

Janet L. Nixdorff

As educators, we help our students develop expertise in all facets of the entrepreneurship process. However, unless students are given specific tools to enhance their opportunity recognition competencies, we may be doing them a disservice. We cannot assume that students are adept at more>>

The Influence of Individual, Group and Disclosure Characteristics in Assessing the Commercial Patent

Derek Ruth and Jim Wolff

A main challenge facing technology transfer programs is to assess the commercial potential of a technology disclosure before significant resources are invested. Using twelve real technology disclosures from more>>

Evolution of an NCIIA-sponsored Course into a Health and Space R and D Unit

John M. Wilkes and Jose Gomez-Marquez

This is the story of how a course at WPI, established with an NCIIA grant, resulted in a patent for AEROVAX, and the multiple student team effort to develop a system to harvest liquid oxygen in low Earth orbit more>>

Teaching New Product Development and Engineering Entrepreneurship to Virtual Teams via Distance Learn…

Larry G. Richards

Creativity and New Product Development has been taught at the University of Virginia since 1995. This course covers all aspects of the product development process: personal and interpersonal issues more>>

Creativity, Math, & Robotic Vision

Robert E. De Kinder

Creativity coupled with sound engineering and scientific applications is the road of the future for entrepreneurship in today’s world. The basic principles of creative problem solving from a background of more>>

Engineering Innovation – Successful Products and Student Employment

Frank Skinner

Engineering Innovation is a successful, rewarding course when it is linked to your local industries. UNC Charlotte has developed and implemented the Mechanical Innovation course by linking this capstone program with more>>



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