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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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Forbes Family Conference Room, Lucas Hall, room 116 for the Resource Fair. We will have a table for each concentration advisor and handouts for the students detailing the concentration requirements.
Have you ever thought about patenting an invention or discovery?
Are you curious about intellectual property and technology transfer?
If so, then come learn about the patenting and licensing process here at SCU.
When: Wednesday, January 20th 12-1pm
Where: Williman Room, Benson Center
Who: Mary Albertson of the Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)
SCU has contracted with Stanford’s OTL to evaluate invention disclosures, manage patent procedures, and coordinate technology licensing for University-owned inventions. Come and learn more about intellectual property, patents, and technology licensing at this informational seminar and Q&A session.
Please also encourage your students to attend. (Consider yourselves encouraged!)
Presented by: The Office of Research Initiatives, The School of Engineering, and The Faculty Development Program
From the CIE Announcement: Please join us for the Winter Quarter CIE Speaker Series on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, featuring guest speaker Tim Bucher. The program begins at 7:00 pm.
Tim Bucher is a serial entrepreneur who has created several successful companies over the last 23 years, taking one of them public and selling four others for over $1 Billion in cash. His expertise lies in consumer products and services with an eye for exceptional consumer user experiences.
Mr. Bucher may be the only person in history who has served in an executive role for Bill Gates at Microsoft, Steve Jobs at Apple, and Michael Dell at Dell, learning how those leaders innovate and expand businesses. His story is one you won't want to miss.
Seating is limited, please RSVP to reserve your seat today.
"Do you know, is there a better way for businesses to meet online, present projects, and share calendars and ideas anytime, from anywhere? Are you ready to share your experience?
Small- and medium-sized business owners can compete for a chance to win up to $2,000 in a reward card and a free consultation with marketing expert Guy Kawasaki -- by entering The Better Way Challenge."
I'm coming to this one a bit late -- but think of the value if MTI begins to engage with this kind of a challenge.
If you see a challenge/prize competition that looks like a fit for MTI -- please post, contact me, jump up and down, whatever it takes to connect with your colleagues around one of these events.
"This Saturday, DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is holding the DARPA Network Challenge. DARPA describes this $40,000 challenge as
a competition that will explore the roles the Internet and social networking play in the timely communication, wide-area team-building, and urgent mobilization required to solve broad-scope, time-critical problems."
After your finals, head over to PARC for this great forum on Tech-Mediated Social Participation. From their annoucement:
"Billions of people contribute knowledge and opinions through wikis, discussion forums, and blog communities, while others build collective intelligence by tagging photos, rating movies, reviewing restaurants, and commenting on political events. These social applications showed huge growth during the past ten years, but still newer innovations may overtake them. All around us, technology-mediated social participation has been harnessed for remarkable social benefits and social change.
But, there are dangers: many projects fail to motivate enough users, and some social media are used effectively by criminals, terrorists, racial hate groups, or oppressive dictators. However, new thrusts in basic research and engineering are likely to move beyond existing socio-technical media to produce new participatory systems. These developments could produce profound transformations in healthcare, community safety, disaster response, life-long learning, business innovation, energy sustainability, environmental protection, and other spheres of important national priorities. Attention to potential dangers, especially concerning security and privacy, will also have to be considered.
Join the CIE as we partner across campus to bring Global Entrepreneurship Week to SCU with a variety of events in addition to the CIE Speaker Series and SCEO Elevator Pitch Competition:
Brown Bag Lunch Seminars: Monday-Thursday
We kick off the week with informative daily brown bag seminars November 16-19, from Noon to 1 pm in the Forbes Family Conference Center in Lucas Hall. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, November 16: Speaker is John Hoffman, CEO, Pivotal Systems, with 25+ years of global high technology management experience in the semiconductor capital equipment and IT markets. Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, Leavey School of Business
Tuesday, November 17: Speaker is James Bickford '08, Tigo Energy Marketing Manager and former Team Manager of the 2007 Santa Clara Solar Decathlon House. Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, School of Engineering
Wednesday, November 18: Speaker is Donald Eaton, CEO, Ara Medical, LLC. Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, School of Law
Thursday, November 19: Speaker is Jay Shepard, Executive In Residence, Sofinnova Ventures with 25+ years of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical arenas
These seminars are free; however, for planning purposes, please RSVP by clicking on the seminar dates above (form allows for multiple session RSVP).
The CIE invites you to join the Center for Science, Technology, and Society for their annual Fall Conference, Change That Counts: Building Sustainable Social Business, 9 am-5 pm Friday, November 20, Benson Memorial Center.
Social Entrepreneurship Seminar-Friday
The Graduate Real Estate Network invites you to their seminar Unlocking Illiquid Real Estate Assets with author Elena Panaritis.
Competition (Graduate Level): Sunday
The CIE and graduate student Entrepreneurs Connection (MBA EC), together with the Leavey School of Business, present the internal Venture Capital Investment Competition, a first-round competition to evaluate student teams. The winning team will go on to represent SCU at the Silicon Valley regional competition of the international 2010 VCIC®.
OMIS 390. Integrated Product Development This course introduces students to the methods companies use to develop and release new products. New product development is a challenging, rewarding activity that can make the difference between success or failure for a company, especially in technology-based industries. The traditional view that new product development is an “art” practiced by engineers has now given way to an understanding that it is a discipline that must be learned and practiced to be successful. Students will learn the sequence of activities needed to successfully develop and launch a new product or service; understand how the different functions and roles in product development interrelate and work together; learn how to balance strategic and tactical activities in successful product development; develop a better understanding of how to determine and satisfy customer needs; understand the financial aspects of product development; develop the skills to analyze and improve product development efforts within a company. Prerequisite: OMIS 357. (3 units)
We are wearing our information window on our hips or carrying it in our purses. Our mobiles have become not only sources of information but mechanisms of control. They are also becoming instruments of truth and freedom. We are all roaming reporters. They are becoming part of the information ecosystem warning us of hazards, helping us to be more healthy. We can see them used heavily for access to geographically-indexed information. They can also form a technical eco-system of devices that cooperate to perform tasks for us. Of course, they are also useful as telephones and social interaction enablers.
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the Internet and other platforms for the company.
Widely known as a "Father of the Internet," Vint is the co-designer with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the Internet. In 1997, President Clinton recognized their work with the U.S. National Medal of Technology. In 2005, Vint and Bob received the highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S., the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It recognizes the fact that their work on the software code used to transmit data across the Internet has put them "at the forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce, communication, and entertainment."
This category is available for full-time students who wish to keep informed about the technology and business industry. Student membership provides the opportunity to learn from industry experts and engage with professionals by participating in events and special interest groups at the member rate.
To become a Student Member, the following information is required.
Please fax this information to, (408) 275-6219:
Provide full name, email address and telephone number, as well as name of College or educational institution that you are attending with a copy of your current Student Body Card.
The Membership Department will respond to you via phone/email when your information has been received and will process your membership.
( * This membership does not offer access to one-on-one opportunities with industry advisors, participation in Investors Forum, Borders discount and the UCSC discount.) The regular cost for a Student Membership is $40.
**Application deadline for Internal VCIC is October 23.**
**Application form (editable PDF) now available on website or in FILES section**
**Mandatory VCIC training for ALL APPLICANTS on October 24.**
**4pm - 6pm. Moles Family Classroom (Lucas Hall 206)**
The Venture Capital Investment Competition is back for 2009 - 2010!!
To participate, you must apply for the Internal VCIC. The winners of the Internal VCIC will represent Santa Clara University at the prestigious, nationwide VCIC competition (held during winter quarter 2010).
In VCIC, you will evaluate *real* business plans, and be judged by *real* VC's.
If you are interested in venture capital and the world of entrepreneurs, VCIC is a rigorous and enriching training experience that can lead to valuable opportunities and connections.
VCIC is open to all SCU graduate students. Both individuals and teams (of up to 5) may apply.
For more information, please visit our website ( www.scunetworks-mbaec.org ) or contact Aditya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi folks, We've been invited to joint The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship's Fall Mixer. The Co-Presidents of the Graduate Organization Entrepreneurs Connection (MBA EC) Aditya Kapoor and Nick Kurns will also be available to share news on the orgnization and upcoming events and how to get involved with club activities.
The Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) seeks proposals for grants to support student projects aligned with the mission of the center “to understand and enable the innovative application of science and technology for global benefit.” The Center will fund projects in amounts of up to $2,000 each for single investigators and up to $3,000 for teams of investigators.
Examples of the areas of interest to the CSTS include, but are not limited to:
·Investigation of the interfaces between science, technology, and society;
·Research, development, or application of science and technology for social benefit; in this context, sustainable, clean technologies are currently of particular interest to the CSTS.
Funded students are expected to submit a report describing project outcome(s) to the CSTS upon completion. Public presentation or publication of results in refereed journals is also strongly encouraged.
All enrolled SCU undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Applicants for CSTS Faculty Research Grants should submit the following to Erin Berkenmeier (email@example.com) by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009.Applications must be submitted electronically as .pdf files.
The proposal should not exceed three  single-spaced pages and must include each of the following components:
a.Title and description of project;
b.Timetable (Grant period will normally be the academic year in which the award is made, but extensions will be considered upon written request.);
c.Relevance to the mission of the CSTS;
d.Itemized budget with justification;
e.Letter of support from faculty member(s) overseeing the research project;
g.Copies of transcripts showing academic record at SCU and any other institution of higher education attended.
Proposed research that entails the use of human subjects, laboratory animals, radiological hazards, biohazards, or recombinant DNA must comply with university policies and external requirements. Consult the Faculty Handbook at the URL below (Sections 3.7.8–3.7.10) for information on policies involving Human Subjects, Biosafety, and Animal Care and Use: http://www.scu.edu/provost/policies/facultyhandbook06.cfm
It is anticipated that awards will be announced on or about November 18, 2009.
Funds awarded through this program may be used for equipment and supplies needed to support the proposed project. Funds may be requested for travel only if necessary for completion of the project, or for attending a professional conference at which the results of the project are being presented. They may not be used for student stipends.