Entrepreneur - i-Teams
The SMART Innovation Centre provides an excellent laboratory to teach innovation and entrepreneurship to a broader community of faculty and students. The SMART Innovation Centre will follow this model in developing educational programs.
Joint i-Teams Project with one or more local business schools.
We are developing an i-Teams Project jointly run by one or more local business schools (INSEAD, SMU, NUS) and SMART. We are relying on expertise from the Deshpande Center for syllabus design and guidance in operation of the Project.
The i-Teams are part of a class on Entrepreneurship and Innovation and comprise a multidisciplinary team of technical and business students. Each i-Team is made up of 4 to 5 students and their assignment is to develop a go-to-market strategy (not a business plan) for an assigned Project. Their final product is to present a powerpoint presentation that summarizes the go-to-market proposal.
The team meets twice a week in a three (3) hour session during the semester and will be guided by a professor, and the Catalyst who is assigned to the same Project. (Some of the instructions could be provided by MIT faculty associated with the Deshpande Center under a teleconference distance learning scenario).
Collaboration between MIT, SMART Innovation Centre and one or more local business schools would provide an exciting cross institutional, cross disciplinary study program on entrepreneurship and emerging technologies.