ENGG 321: Introduction to Innovation
ENGG 321 provides students in the Ph.D. Program in Innovation with experience in the process of commercializing a new technology. During the fall term, the students act as faculty assistants for ENGS 21, while at the same time using the techniques and methods of ENGS 21 to further advance their own projects. Oral and written presentations for Ph.D. students parallel the syllabus of ENGS 21. Guest lectures are presented by visiting entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and inventors. At the conclusion of the fall term, ENGG 321 students report, both orally and in writing, on their project and are graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Students with a Pass from the fall term take ENGG 197 in the winter term and move forward with their projects. Each student recruits a team of fellow engineering students, Tuck business students, and/or other Dartmouth students to work with to complete the project. During the spring term, each student develops a full business plan and presents it during progress and final reports to a panel of experts. The panel of experts, which includes faculty from ENGG 197 along with outside professionals, provides each student feedback and a grade for the course.