APS1013 Applying Innovation: Working with External Industrial Companies

APS1013 Applying Innovation: Working with External Industrial Companies

Applying Innovation is delivered in collaboration with external industry partners across many industry sectors.  It has been designed to develop practical management skills that can be applied in the workplace immediately.  Its purpose is to accelerate career advancement.   It has been designed for those who desire a career path leading to a role as a corporate change agent such as CEO, COO, Senior VP’s, C-Level Certified Management Consultants, or as entrepreneurs.  It will teach students the application of the tools and techniques of innovation management including; strategic and systems thinking, business process analysis, creativity and problem solving, solution design & implementation, effective organizational teamwork and project management. This seminar style course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to apply the tools of creativity and innovation to solve a real world technological business problem. Applying innovation will enable students in a team approach to actually use the tools in the class and on an industrial project either at their employer or an external enterprise. This course will also incorporate academic scholarly papers that will build on the readings in the Management of Innovation APS1012 course. In addition the instructor will provide coaching based on many years of hands on practical experience solving technological problems in a variety of industry sectors. Though not mandatory it would be ideal if students have completed the course APS1012 – Management of Innovation that provides students with a conceptual understanding of the broad field of strategic innovation.  Here are past student team research projects:

  • Fall 2022
    1. Samco Machinery –  Improving the Product Development Process
    2. Schneider Electric –  Competitive Analysis of Internet of Things and Production Maintenance 
    3. Colliers Project Leaders – Expanding engineering services within the growing climate resilience market sector  
    4. Georgian Bay Community – Trans Canada Energy – Hydro-Pump Proposal in Georgian bay

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