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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
Calendars of Events
Link to Managing Technology & Innovation
Managing Technology and Innovation Today
I am the MTI Concentration Advisor and host this blog to keep SCU Technology and Innovation students connected with current events related to the Concentration, and to events of general interest to our community. I also host a personal blog focused on technology and organizations. Welcome.
Prof. Terri Griffith, Management Department
Friday, Jun. 25, 2010 11:31 AM
McKinsey is sponsoring a new social media site focused on management innovation. See how to enter the M-Prize competition.
- Help reinvent management for the 21st century.
- Get recognized as a path-breaking management innovator.
- See your idea change organizations around the world.
...by submitting a STORY (a real-world case study), or a HACK (a bold idea that deserves to be tested).
Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010 8:53 AM
Mozilla Labs: Crowdsource Crowdsourcing Project
Full info here: http://mozillalabs.com/conceptseries/crowdsourcing/
"A small group of selected students from schools & universities around the world will work together with Mozilla Labs on this project. We will use online project management & collaboration software for overall project management, voice & video chat for meetings, document our work on a public wiki, blog on the Mozilla Labs blog and engage the wider community through the Concept Series mailing list. The project is scheduled for a 3 month period – at the end of the project we will build the new program based on your findings, recommendations, ideas and concepts."
Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010 4:59 PM
"The Center for Science, Technology, and Society is pleased to announce the continuation of its highly successful program of research grants that was started in 2009."
Find full details at: http://www.scu.edu/sts/Education/ResearchGrants/
Student proposals due: Friday October 1st, 2010
Sunday, May. 23, 2010 9:24 AM
PRODUCT MARKET PLANNING AND STRATEGY (MKTG 572)
From syllabus: "New product development (NPD) is critically important for the successful performance of all organizations. However, NPD is a risky endeavor and many new products fail in the marketplace, despite a huge expenditure in money, time and resources. Hence, managers need to develop a comprehensive understanding of the design, development and marketing of new products and services.
In this course, we focus on both quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques associated with researching and analyzing new product opportunities and then designing, testing, and introducing new products and services. It is especially tailored for professional managers who are interested in innovation, new product development and entrepreneurship."
Thursday, May. 13, 2010 8:01 AM
From the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Entrepreneurs Connection
"Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Cisco have invited Santa Clara University to submit two (2) business plans for the DFJ-CISCO Global Business Plan Competition to be held on June 29, 2010 for a winner-take-all investment of at least US$250,000 in seed stage funding!
This is a tremendous opportunity for aspiring student entrepreneurs (undergraduate and/or graduate) to pitch their ideas to a team of leading venture capitalists and corporate investors. The competition will include participants from universities around the globe in regions covered by the DFJ Global Network and Cisco Systems, Inc.
Thursday, May. 6, 2010 7:21 AM
Cleantech Open and Entrepreneurs Connection/IS Connexion bring you an
evening of cleantech!
(material from their announcement)
Are you a cleantech entrepreneur? Looking to join a start-up company?
Join us for our first evening Cleantech Open Briefing. Don Burrus from the City of San Jose will give the audience an update on Mayor Reed's 15 green initiatives, plus tell people what they can expect from the new green airport. Get 2009 Cleantech Open Competition information and hear from Melanie Putnam, a Santa Clara University and Cleantech Open alum, on how her green company is succeeding.
Speakers for this event include:
* Katie Roberts, Cleantech Open
* Don Burrus, City of San Jose
* Melanie Putnam, Santa Clara University Alumnus and employee of EVCO, a
Cleantech Open Alumni company
When: Thursday, May 13, 5 -7pm
Where: Benson Center (Parlors B & C)
This is a free event and it is open to the general public. Sign up here:
About Cleantech Open: The Cleantech Open is a catalyst for cleantech innovation. A non-profit organization founded in 2006, it provides today's clean tech innovators with the tools, training and connections they need to become tomorrow's viable cleantech businesses. The core of the Cleantech Open is an annual regional business competition, supported by expert volunteers and mentors, that provides entrepreneurs with the crucial business training, services and insights they need to successfully go to market. The Cleantech Open has assisted dozens of companies in raising nearly $140M in funding, and spurred the creation of hundreds of jobs in California. Fueled by a network of over 400 volunteers and sponsors, the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making America's cleantech sector a thriving economic engine. Past alumni successes include Adura Technologies, Cool Earth Solar and GreenVolts.
Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 10:02 PM
Joby Energy is a team of fanatical engineers who are pioneering a new energy future. We are on a mission to cost-effectively power the planet with high-altitude wind.
While we are growing quickly, we are exceptionally selective in who we hire. Your passion and ability should be demonstrated in your professional and academic achievements. You should be curious, driven, and devoted to your area of excellence. We look for candidates with both raw intellect and an exceptional ability to execute. We live for results, employ hierarchy only to enhance efficiency and deplore bureaucracy.
Joby Energy is a privately-held company and headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA.
We offer a competitive compensation package, benefits, and a dynamic culture based on respect, personal growth and creativity (not to mention the three awesome meals we throw in each day!).
If you embrace our audacious vision, are willing to regularly work a 65-75 hour work week and wish to join us in this exciting challenge that lies before us, please send your resume to us at:
Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 7:23 PM
April 17, 9am to 6pm, Plug & Play Tech Center Sunnyvale
Keynote: Holly Nelson, SVP & CFO, Virgin America
With the tumultuous economic cycle we have experienced globally over the last two years, the Eighth Annual Women in Business Conference will highlight how to thrive and be successful in any kind of business environment. In order to do that, organizations and individuals must constantly adapt to changing times, and innovate to stay current and competitive. We can also take the lessons of businesses that have succeeded in difficult times and apply the same principles to gain an edge during a strong economy. We live in a rapidly changing world, and it is essential to adapt and innovate to achieve progress.
More info & registration: http://www.scu.edu/business/inc/wib/conference/
Monday, Apr. 12, 2010 10:08 PM
Hot Topics in Blog, Social Network and Internet Law
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Arts & Sciences Building, Santa Clara Law
Ian C. Ballon, Internet and IP litigator, Greenberg Traurig LLP
and Author, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms
2d Edition (Thomson West, 4 volumes, www.ianballon.net).
Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara Law
To RSVP, please email GTSVEvents@gtlaw.com.
Join us for a discussion of the following topics:
- Revisiting consumer criticism and gripe sites in light of new CDA and Lanham Act case law
- New copyright and DMCA decisions involving BitTorrent and UGC sites and their impact on law and business developments
- Latest law on preemption of third party IP claims for conduct occurring on blogs or elsewhere over the Internet
- The $30 million jury verdict in Louis Vuitton Malletier v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc. and its impact on secondary trademark liability
- Potential investor liability
- Legal trends circuit splits and other differences in the law applied in different venues
- Update on eDiscovery and spoliation of electronic records in Internet litigation
Friday, Apr. 9, 2010 2:18 PM
From the PARC Announcement:
Transforming Energy and Transportation: Airborne Wind Turbines and Personal Electric Aircraft
JoeBen Bevirt, Joby Energy, Joby Aviation
Thursday, April 15th, 2010 4:00pm – 5:00pm
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
Low Cost Electricity from Airborne Wind Turbines:
Among renewable energy options, conventional wind energy is indisputably the most abundant, clean, and cost-effective. However, conventional wind turbines are limited by the availability of near-surface wind. Conventional wind turbines located at very good wind sites achieve 35% capacity.
Joby Energy is developing airborne wind turbines (AWT) that harness the power of high-altitude wind. Our AWTs operating in higher altitudes, have a projected capacity factor of 70%, double that of a similarly rated conventional wind turbine, thus resulting in considerably lower energy costs.
Can Personal Electric Aircraft Transform Your Commute?
Joby Aviation is developing a compact electric personal aircraft designed for efficient high speed flights over short distances. Electric propulsion enables our prototype to take off and land vertically like a helicopter while retaining the efficiency of an airplane. Can safe and quiet electric aircraft transform the way we commute?
JoeBen Bevirt is an inveterate entrepreneur born with a passion for engineering that has driven the formation of two successful companies over the past 10 years prior to Joby Energy and Joby Aviation. In 2000, JoeBen co-founded Velocity11 which developed high-performance laboratory equipment. He served as President & CEO until 2002, as President until 2006, and as a board member until the sale to Agilent Technologies in 2007. Under his leadership, Velocity11 employed 200 people and grew by 50% annually.
In 2005, JoeBen founded Joby, Inc. (Joby) to develop, market, and sell useful, unique, and delightful consumer products. Profitable almost immediately, Joby continues to deliver new products and record profits despite the economic downturn. In early 2008, JoeBen turned his focus to renewable energy and founded Joby Energy to develop groundbreaking airborne wind turbines to harness the immense and consistent power of high-altitude wind to provide reliable and low-cost renewable energy. Founded in 2009, Joby Aviation is developing a compact personal aircraft capable of transporting individuals three times faster than by car while using one-tenth the energy.JoeBen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Currently, JoeBen holds ten U.S. patents.
Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010 4:08 PM
"The California Program for Entrepreneurship is an initiative of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. The CAPE provides education and mentoring to emerging entrepreneurs to help them develop and implement business plans that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy."
Full scholarship and application info available here: http://www.scu.edu/business/cie/About-CAPE.cfm
Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010 4:06 PM
Design for America
Eight different categories:
- Visualization of Cummunity Health Data
- Visualization of Sunlight Community Data
- Visualization of Data from the Federal Budget and/or USASpending.gov
- Visualization of Recovery.gov Data
- Visualization of How a Bill Becomes a Law
- Visualization of Congressional Rules/Floor Procedures
- Redesign of a Government Form
- Redesign of a .Gov website
Saturday, Apr. 3, 2010 8:28 AM
Open for business: Building successful commerce around open source
Mårten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus Systems
Thursday, April 8th, 2010 4:00pm – 5:00pm
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
It is an intriguing but challenging proposition to build a successful commercial operation around successful open source projects. This presentation deals with the questions of communities and contributions, market disruption, open source business models, and start-up entrepreneurship.
Mårten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. He is CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, a provider of open source software for private computing clouds. Previously he was CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, growing that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group until the end of March 2009. He held multi-national CEO and senior executive positions in his native Finland. He is a member of the board of RightScale, Electrosonic and Mozilla Messaging. Mickos holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology. In 2006 he received the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" and the Nokia Foundation Award.
Engineering Communities across the Internet
This talk is the first in a series exploring different perspectives on how people work together to get things done using the Web. The series presents new and existing technologies for collaboration, new practices that are emerging, and case studies with lessons learned in the management of real projects. We will hear about experiences in areas such as open source, strategies and technologies that enable engineering, and development communities with projects spanning participation-in-the-large to big impact from the agile few. This series will take place between March 25th and May 20, 2010.
Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010 4:33 PM
Entrepreneur and aviation executive George Bye will describe Bye Energy's Green Flight Project. Green Flight is an open innovation collaboration effort among alternative energy and aerospace industries with the goal of an electric hybrid propulsion system for aviation. For more on the Green Flight Project, please see: http://www.TheGreenFlightProject.aero
Please RSVP for this 5:30-7pm event via http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106950549338704
Friday, Mar. 19, 2010 2:56 PM
From PARC Forum Announcement (FREE):
Multi-tasking in the workplace: Tasks, information, and interaction contexts
Dr. Gloria Mark, University of California, Irvine
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 4:00pm – 5:00pm
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
Information workers experience a high amount of disruptions in their daily work due to managing multiple tasks and interactions, and large amounts of information using various technologies. In this talk I will present empirical results from fieldwork observations and experiments over several years that detail the extent to which information workers multi-task, irrespective of their organizational role. I will discuss how multi-tasking impacts various aspects of collaboration and communication in the workplace.. Not only do information workers switch continually among multiple tasks but they also switch continually among interactions in varied workplace contexts, such as the work home and organization. We found that people compensate for interruptions by working faster, but this comes at a price of experiencing more stress. These results challenge the traditional way that most Information Technology (IT) is designed to organize information, i.e. in terms of distinct tasks. Instead, I will discuss how IT should support information organization in a way consistent with how most people were found to organize their work, which is in terms of much larger thematically connected units of work. I will present a prototype of a technology that can help support people in their multi-tasking and will also discuss how the results present opportunities for new social and technical solutions to support multi-tasking in the workplace.
Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010 4:19 PM
Please contact me at email@example.com if you are interested in evaluating Business Plans for the Foothill College 3rd Annual Business Plan Competition. Volunteers will be invited to be Guest Judges for the semi and final rounds. (April 12, 13, 14 and the final April 29).
You choose from the on-line list of plans and then use the survey form to give your assessment. Great opportunity to sit on the other side of the table.
Great chance to help out during your break. Thanks!
Friday, Mar. 5, 2010 11:36 AM
Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 9:15 AM
From $40/hour to $5. Click on link to see video.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 3:52 PM
The following message comes from Dr. Craig Stephens, our Director of Education for the Center for Science, Technology, & Society:
As you may know, the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University has recently undertaken an expanded partnership with the Tech Museum on the Tech Awards. We will continue to manage the judging process in 2010, as we have in the past, but this year we are also handling the nomination and application processes as well. This includes outreach efforts to solicit nominations for the Tech Awards, which is why we're contacting you now.
If you know of organizations or individuals who are using innovative approaches involving technology to improve the human condition, anywhere in the world, we would like to encourage you to make nominations for the Tech Awards. There are five categories for the Tech Awards - Education, Economic Development, Equality, Environment, and Health. Nominations can be submitted at: http://www.techawards.org/nominate/
A successful Tech Awards program depends on high quality nominations. The process takes only a few minutes, but through your efforts, a deserving organization or individual could end up winning one of the $50,000 cash prizes for each category, or at least become a Tech Awards Laureate who gains invaluable recognition and publicity for their efforts to make the world a better place!
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact one of us.
Thanks for your time,
Director of Education, Center for Science, Technology, and Society
Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 7:47 AM
The blog is doing backgrounders on each of the qualified teams. Check out this one about the Cornell 100+ MPG Team