Innovation Engineering Workshop

This workshop is a fast and fun way to sample the basics on how to Create, Communicate, & Commercialize Meaningfully Unique Ideas, using the Innovation Engineering system. In this format, the workshop will cover the three basic topics in Innovation Engineering:

  • CREATE: 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 maximize learning from customer insights, marketplace benchmarking, technology and future mining, and how to leverage the diverse thinking of a group to create Meaningfully Unique ideas.
  • COMMUNICATE: You will transform how you look at innovation projects. This section provides a simple way for defining ideas so that everyone - from a front line worker to the CEO - can speak the same language.
  • COMMERCIALIZE: You will get basic training in how to reduce innovation risk. Instead of attempting to study away risk, you will 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.

Dr. Catherine Renault, a Certified Innovation Engineering Black Belt, will teach this Innovation Engineering Workshop using the Cycles to MasteryTM teaching system. It’s a system of learning developed at the University of Maine that has been found to be 4 times more effective than classic training programs. Quantitatively, the Workshop covers about 20% of the skills that are taught in the full Innovation Engineering Black Belt program.

The workshops involve a series of short videos that are watched in advance of the in-person Workshop on December 12th. This will entail roughly 1 hour of preparation in total. During the Workshop, we will drive deeper understanding through case study examples.

Sign up now for a fun, interactive learning experience. Multiple members of a team are welcomed and encouraged.

This workshop is limited to 20 participants - learn more and register today.

Location: Room 109/110 in the Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME

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