MBA585-1 Technology: Delivery & Commercialization (3 cr) -- The objective of the course is to introduce business, engineering, and science graduate students to the rich and complex world of technical entrepreneurship. The issues addressed and the work required will be focused on four topical areas. First, we will examine the Entrepreneurial Process, or the stages of innovation and commercialization, with the help of successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs in the Treasure Valley – some of whom may be operating from the TECenter or the Water Cooler, and some of whom will be past MBA and engineering graduate students. Next, you will be exposed to the Sources of Technical Innovation, which means understanding where the innovative business ideas are generated. Visitors, including BSU Faculty and INL scientists and engineers, will explain their research projects and their motivation, in a confidential environment. Much of the course will emphasize aspects of Technology Transfer (of intellectual property) as it applies at BSU, and in Idaho and the region, including how the transfer can aid both small and large firms. All of you, either individually or in small teams, will examine intellectual property claims - some protected BSU Faculty disclosures, forecast potential markets, and develop licensing strategies. You will also be introduced to the fundamentals of Valuation, Negotiation, and Deal Structuring as they apply to the commercialization of intellectual property.
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