Excerpt from course description

Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Innovation is the engine that drives revenue and profit growth in most organizations. In this segment, we will explore different models of innovation management from those used by large design firms in Silicon Valley to the ones employed by large industrial firms in other parts of the world. Using cases, videos and in-class exercises, we'll examine the context in which innovation takes place, the ways in which customers can be embedded in the design process, and the systems, tools and techniques used to successfully manage innovation.
At the end of the Entrepreneurship session, participants will understand how Silicon Valley functions; how VS firms are organized and partners compensated; set deal flow, deal terms and valuation. Understand the IPO process and value creation; how to manage distributions and fund liquidations

Course content

Lectures, seminars and presentations on the following topics:

  • Business models.
  • Innovation from inside.
  • Entrepreneurship and startups.
  • Innovation process.
  • Business plan development.

Company visits


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