Technology Commercialization, Part 1: Setting up your Idea Filtering System

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About this course: New ideas based on high-technology research have a high failure rate because they hit the ground running with lopsided priorities and misalignments. Students complete this course with an Innovation Creed (“Why are you doing this?”) and a customized Idea Filter (“Are you working on the right priorities?”)—2 simple tools that steer concept-stage commercialization to success.

Created by:  University of Rochester
  • Taught by:  Mark Wilson, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

    Simon Business School
Commitment 1-3 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.2 stars Average User Ratin…

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  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: New ideas based on high-technology research have a high failure rate because they hit the ground running with lopsided priorities and misalignments. Students complete this course with an Innovation Creed (“Why are you doing this?”) and a customized Idea Filter (“Are you working on the right priorities?”)—2 simple tools that steer concept-stage commercialization to success.

Created by:  University of Rochester
  • Taught by:  Mark Wilson, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

    Simon Business School
Commitment 1-3 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.2 stars Average User Rating 4.2See what learners said Coursework

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WEEK 1


Week 1 - Case for Action
Welcome to the technology commercialization revolution! And Foundational starting point: Your Innovation Creed


12 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Intro to the Course
  2. Video: Welcome to the Revolution
  3. Reading: The TEAM Program
  4. Video: Interview with Rob Clark, Senior Vice President for Research and Dean of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  5. Video: Interview with Duncan Moore, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship
  6. Video: Innovation Creed Books
  7. Video: Dimensions around Innovation: Setting, Scope, Change
  8. Video: Dimensions around Innovation: Technology
  9. Video: Dimensions around Innovation: Integration
  10. Video: Dimensions around Innovation: Reach
  11. Video: Personal Drivers: Your Innovation Creed
  12. Video: Team Creed
  13. Video: Instructions for Week #1 Assignment

Graded: Exam for Week 1
Graded: Innovation Creed Assignment

WEEK 2


Week 2 - Why so hard?
Top reasons why commercializing technology is so difficult


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  1. Video: Top Challenges That Stunt Commercialization: #1 -­‐#2
  2. Video: Top Challenges That Stunt Commercialization: #3 -­‐ #7
  3. Video: Top Challenges That Stunt Commercialization: #8 -­‐ #16
  4. Video: Questions That Uncover These Challenges
  5. Video: Interview with Andrew Ainslie, Dean of the Simon Graduate School of Business
  6. Video: Interview with Bill Anderson, Vice President of Business Development at Excelsior Medical

Graded: Exam for Week 2

WEEK 3


Week 3 - Customizing Your Filter
Turning those challenges into an Idea Filter


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  1. Video: Intro to Week #3
  2. Video: Perfect Answers to the World’s Perfect Idea
  3. Video: Customizing YOUR Idea Filter: Add a Factor, Tweak the Wording, Assign Weights
  4. Video: Customizing YOUR Idea Filter: Calibrate the Rating Scale, Determine Hurdles
  5. Video: Test the Filter
  6. Video: Idea Filter Books
  7. Video: Medical Devices
  8. Video: Week 3 Assignment Part 1
  9. Video: Idea Filter for Radical Invention
  10. Video: Week 3 Assignment Part 2

Graded: Idea Filter Assignment

WEEK 4


Week 4 - Discussing Filters from Different Creeds hard?
Customizing Your Idea Filter: the best ideas for your particular Creed and Examples of various Filters for differing dimensions of Creed


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  1. Video: Intro to Week #4
  2. Video: Life-Style Vs Investable/Scalable Innovation
  3. Video: Social Entrepreneurship
  4. Video: Radical vs Incremental Innovation
  5. Video: Using the Filter: Green Crayon Filtering
  6. Video: Hypothetical Idea Being Scored
  7. Video: Using the Filter to Rate a Collection of Ideas
  8. Video: David Chauncey: Introduction & Filter Set Up
  9. Video: David Chauncey: Corporate Business Development
  10. Video: David Chauncey: Rendering the Possibilities
  11. Video: David Chauncey: Sales Calls and the Back of an Envelope
  12. Video: Closing Message

Graded: Exam for Week 4
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