24-687   Grand Innovation Challenge

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Spring

This course presents a formal process for innovation. The method is applied to solve hard societal problems. Innovators and entrepreneurs have an opportunity to solve very hard problems required in the twenty first century. This course teaches students how to apply emerging technologies to solve grand challenges through a physical system. Students will learn to identify the grand challenge as an opportunity for new products, understand that opportunity and requirements for a successful solution, conceptualization of product solutions based on those requirements, and proof of concept.