ugba-studentsGarwood celebrates their three year success of their support to the Undergraduate Program in Open Innovation and Business Models.

This course utilizes creativity and business talents of energetic students to address innovation challenges of real companies. The course has been very popular over past three years. Our students’ innovative solutions were applauded by the participating executives. The students learn the process of Open Innovation. The main objective of the course is to solve a real company’s problem or challenge. Students work in groups of five with Senior Corporate Executives who present their business challenges. The groups tap into both internal and external ideas, generated on ideation platforms, to explore and create innovative business models to deliver products and services. Sourcing of external ideas from a larger and diverse population is preferred to building good business models.

This year corporate sponsors of the program include:

  • Autodesk
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Mattel
  • Nestle
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Toyota

Past Participants Included:

  • Best Buy
  • Cisco
  • Dole
  • Ericsson
  • HP
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • Mattel
  • McKesson
  • Nike
  • SAP
  • Shell
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Johnson & Johnson