How?

Selection of innovation-driven undergraduate students

1-5 early stage concept ideas explored per semester

8-10 week facilitated stage gate process

Completion of the idea generation canvas and business models canvas

PROCESS

Customer
  • Identify optimized customer segments
  • Conduct customer validation interviews
  • Gain user experience insights
Problem
  • Uncover customer pain points
  • Unwind solution concepts to identify the root problem
Solution
  • Explore solution models
  • Build testable business model use cases
  • Create value based from corporate ideals

PARAMETERS

  • Paid undergraduate students, employees of Ohio State
  • IP assignment to sponsoring company
  • Confidential agreements with each student
  • Contract agreement between the company and the Center for Innovation Strategies
  • 4 student per team
  • 10 hours per week for 8-10 weeks
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