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Students who complete the Managing Technology and Innovation Concentration are eligible to have the Concentration noted on their transcripts (please see the Bulletin for the list of requirements). Take advantage of this focused set of courses to deepen your overall understanding of: the innovation context, organizing for innovation (both large firm issues and start-ups), the process of innovation (team and project management), and systems design.These courses will better prepare you to engage with the Santa Clara University technology and innovation community. Relevant University organizations include: the Leavey School of Business’ Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the SCU Center for Science, Technology, and Society; SCU's Tech Law Forum; and especially, the student-run Entrepreneurs’ Connection.
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NASA to offer $110,000 in Prizes
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010
From their site:
Friday, February 5, 2010
5:00 pm CST
Intent to Compete Due
You are invited to apply to be one of the 42 top MBA and graduate schools from around the world will to compete at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The top teams will be considered for one of 4 cash prizes awarded by NASA:
· NEW! $50,000 - NASA “Game Changer” Commercial Space Innovation Prize will recognize the team/business plan with the best idea related to commercial space innovation.
· $20,000 NASA Life Science Award will be granted to the team/company that presents the best business plan with life science technology which has application to both the NASA space program and to Earth-based activities.
· Two $20,000 NASA Engineering Awards (each) will be presented to two teams with the best business plans in engineering technology which has applications to both the NASA space program and to Earth-based activities.
Additional Cash Prize Categories include:
· $100,000 Tech Transfer Prize (best university technology)
· $125,000 Grand Prize (equity investment)
· $100,000 Life Science Technology (equity investment)
· $100,000 Other Technology (equity investment)
· Clean Technology
· Information Technology/Web 2.0
· Life Sciences/Biotech/Medical Devices
· Social Entrepreneurship (including not-for-profit) - $10,000
· Consumer Products
Teams compete for more than $800,000 in cash and prizes:
$325,000 Grand Prize
More than $600,000 in total cash prizes, plus $200,000 in services awarded
EVERY team accepted into the Rice competition is guaranteed to win at least one cash prize
Schools may submit an unlimited number of entries, but a maximum of 2 teams per school will be invited to compete, as selected by the RBPC.
There is no cost to apply to or to compete.
For more information
Lea Aden Lueck