Essential Business MOOCs For January

Innovation and Commercialization

School: MIT

Platform: EdX

Registration Link: Innovation and Commercialization

Start Date: January 13, 2015 (13 Weeks)

Workload: 12 Hours Per Week

Instructors: Eugene Fitzgerald, Andreas Wankerl and Arne Hessenbruch

Credentials: Fitzgerald is a professor of materials engineering at MIT. A Ph.D. from Cornell, Fitzgerald spent six years at AT&T’s Bell Labs before moving to academia. He has been the owner and founder of several ventures in research, semiconductors, and circuitry. Fitzgerald will be assisted by Wankerl, the operations director at Innovation Interface who holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Cornell, and Hessenbruch, a co-founder and partner at Muninsight, an energy research firm.

Graded: Students will receive a certificate for completing their assignments and abiding by the honor code.

Description: Unlike tradition innovation courses, which treats it as a linear process beginning with research and concluding with a product, Innovation and Commercialization covers it as a series of trials-and-errors. Here, entrepreneurs eventually reach their desired result by testing variables in small and repetitive steps “until the right pieces come together.” In the course, Fitzgerald will also share his experiences with launching products, along with how other methods for innovation are increasing stunting product development.

Review: “Extraordinary course with excellent material provided and very good knowledge outcome! The forum let you collaborate with smart people having many different perspectives engaging you to think of new ideas. If you’re trying to find a meaning inside the term ‘innovation’ and what is about, I recommend this course!” For additional reviews, click here.

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