Friday, October 29, 2021

Explore the new engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor with info sessions Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Monday, Nov. 8

Learn about the plans for CSE's new engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) minor at an information session either Tuesday, Nov. 2 or Monday, Nov. 8 in the Walter Library Toaster. Hear the draft plan and give feedback to help guide the program's final design. Add value to your primary engineering degree and help create the best minor to suit your needs and passions!
Give your feedback on a new minor!

Learn about the plans for CSE's new engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) minor at an information session either Tuesday, Nov. 2 or Monday, Nov. 8. Hear the draft plan and give feedback to help guide the program's final design. Add value to your primary engineering degree and help create the best minor to suit your needs and passions.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor Information Sessions
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021
Noon-1 p.m.
Walter Library Toaster
Register for the Tuesday, Nov. 2 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor Information Session

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Walter Library Toaster
Register for the Monday, Nov. 8 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor Information Session

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor educates students to serve as leaders in the innovation economy with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to develop, scale, and deliver breakthrough solutions to real-world problems. Students with an I&E minor will be prepared to create an entrepreneurial startup of their own, or become key members of a founding team or entrepreneurial member of a large organization. The program also helps create entrepreneurial-minded leaders who are in demand by large companies. The program also includes project-based experiential credits.

Students in the program will develop knowledge and skills in: 
  • The innovation process from the conception of an initial invention and the problem it may solve, to the refinement of the solution, to the considerations needed in the scale-up and delivery of the solution, to the launch of an appropriately funded entity
  • Personal skills in communication, teamwork, decision-making and leadership, and the integrity and character, that are necessary to engage with stakeholders and develop the invention into a real-world product or process
  • Strategies and methods to engage in rigorous iterations to identify and deeply understand societal needs/problems and develop robust scalable solutions. Types of organizational models and designs for the delivery of innovations to the world

For more information, please contact Mark Sanders, Gemini Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship, at sandersm@umn.edu.

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