Build Skills and Assess The Commercial Potential of Your Innovation
Free to Students, Postdocs, Fellows, Research Scientists & Faculty
VALUE PROPOSITION DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE
A rigorous certificate course with instruction and mentoring by experts in tech commercialization. Five hands-on sessions: lean launch pad intro, product-market fit, customer discovery, pathway to commercialization, market assessment. NSF-funded grants (up to $3,000) for customer research. Successful completion can lead to
nomination to I-Corps National Teams, including a $50,000 grant for intense customer research and business model design. This course is designed for innovators exploring the commercialization potential of research-based
Medical: Sep 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18 noon-2:00pm - Register Here
- Taught by Martha Sewall, medical innovation consultant and former executive at Smiths Medical, who has launched >15 medical products.
Science & Engineering: Sep 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19 noon-2:00pm - Register Here
- Taught by Dale Nugent, engineering innovation consultant and former Technology Marketing Manager and Venture Executive at the UMN Technology Commercialization office.
VALUE PROPOSTION DESIGN "LIGHT" WEBINAR
Five-session sequence: Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26 4:00-6:00pm - Register Here
- Same content as the above VPD certificate courses, but no homework, no need for a specific innovation, no mentors, and no grants. A good way to gain exposure to the concepts before taking the plunge.
- This webinar series is taught by Carla Pavone, Program Director of MIN-Corps and Associate Director of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, and John Stavig, Managing Director of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship.