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BSAD 230 – Tech, Entr & Commercialization

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Provides future business and technology professionals with insights into the processes of transferring research from the university to the marketplace, and transforming new technologies into sustainable products or services that create new economic, social and environmental value. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Business Administration major or minor, Computer Science and Information Systems major, Engineering Management major; minimum Junior standing.

Section Description: Pre-reqs: BSAD 120; Minimum Junior Standing; BSAD Major, BSAD Minor, MAcc Graduate Student; Open to degree and CDE students; Open to undergraduate and graduate non-Business majors by permission. Contact Jennifer Fath, jfath@bsad.uvm.edu. Career Motivation: This class is designed to provide future business and technology professionals with skills for and insights into the processes of transferring research from the university to the marketplace, and transforming new technologies into a sustainable products or services that creates new economic, social and environmental value. However, exploiting a new and unproven technology to create value involves substantially more risk and uncertainty than traditional entrepreneurial opportunities, and this class will help you to better engage in and overcome these challenges in your future career, either inside or outside of academia. Project-Focused Real-World Learning: In this class students, learn about commercialization in real-time with a real-world technologies: * At the start of the semester, UVM researchers come to class and pitch their technologies. * Students then form consultant teams around their preferred technology and researcher. * Over the semester, teams collaborate with researchers to develop a commercialization plan. * By semester’s end, teams will deliver a portfolio of commercialization analyses and recommendations to their research collaborators.

CRN: 95611

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 17/30

Days Time Location
W 08:30 - 11:30 HILLS AGRI SCI 020

Instructor(s): Erik W Monsen

Meeting Dates: 28 Aug 2017 - 08 Dec 2017