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The Entrepreneus EDGE Course Information Session

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InnoQuest Program 2010

Fall (2010) - Sessions on Managing Innovation
Spring (2011) – Internships with Companies Managing Innovation
“Companies that create new innovations, spin off new businesses, or create new businesses generate 30% more value than those companies that don’t.” – EDGE Research, 2009*
*Based on a value metric created by EDGE which determines value of the company and value to the community.

Never before has the imperative to innovate been more important. 
As companies strive to stay in business and grow in value, EDGE offers a program with the dual purpose to teach managers and graduate students how to manage innovation as well as implement innovation.  InnoQuest is a unique partnership with universities, students and businesses.  This accredited course on innovation is for graduate-level students and business managers. (Managers are invited to participate in one or more classes or enroll for the entire semester.)

Participating practitioners facilitate each session and are leaders in their field – from companies like Nottingham-Spirk, Parker Hannifin, Newry Corp, General Electric, Energizer, Goodyear, Step2 and more.  EDGE facilitates and coordinates the program; practitioners of innovation teach the fall class sessions utilizing real-world case studies and providing hands-on problem solving techniques during class sessions. 

Twelve fall class sessions will take place on Saturdays (8:30 – 12:00 noon) from 9/11 – 12/4. Class location: Independence Technology Center, 6801 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH  44131  

Topic areas include:
•    Ways to Approach Innovation
•    Portfolio Management / Risk Analysis
•    Product / Service Innovation
•    Innovative Solutions
•    Systems Thinking / Innovation Planning
•    Open Innovation / Continuous Innovation
•    EDGE Companies – Applying Innovation
•    Innovation Leadership and Culture
•    Sustainability / People-Planet-Profit
•    Measuring Success

For complete curriculum visit:

EDGE will only accept top students with a genuine interest in innovation and innovation management.  Students may choose to take only the fall class; however, the course is a prerequisite to the spring intern placement. Goal: 15-20 students. 

Interested graduate-level candidates will apply to The Entrepreneurs EDGE by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and an academic reference from at least one professor to  Qualified students will apply and pay tuition for credit (for an Independent Study or Intern Program) through their host schools or designated professor.  Spaces will be filled on a rolling basis until early in September.   Qualified students who wish to take the course on a not-for-credit basis may enroll through EDGE for a separate cost. 

Internship Opportunities - Jan – May 2011 (~15 weeks at 10 - 15 hours per week)
Students that complete the fall class will be eligible to be introduced to innovation-related internship opportunities with NE Ohio companies. 

Students, please RSVP via CareerLink.

Contact Information:
Career Development Center
Weatherhead School of Management]

Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building, Room TBD
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States
Sponsored by: Weatherhead Career Development Center


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