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MIT/ILP Calendar Event

The Invention Process: Invention in the Context of Innovation

July 17-21, 2017

Overview

The goal of this course is to expose participants to the culture and methodology of the inventor, starting from the conviction that everyone can improve their ability to invent. The focus of the course will be on invention in an engineering context, although additional lessons will be drawn from other fields including science, the visual arts, architecture, and more. The primary learning tool will be invention itself, both in and out of the classroom. Lectures and assignments will present methodology and context. Invention will also be discussed in the context of its role in competitive strategy and as a distinct and recurring aspect of innovation. Essential elements of Intellectual Property (IP) law and patent writing will be taught and practiced. The relative roles of patents and trade secrets will be reviewed, especially in view of current challenges in protecting IP.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed primarily for those working in industry, specifically mechanical, electrical, and materials science engineering. Executives, CTOs, and project managers in product design, R&D, and manufacturing will benefit from attending this course. .

Location

Cambridge, MA USA

MIT is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The campus, situated in close proximity to Boston’s Logan International Airport, profits from Boston’s excellent public transportation system and the on-campus Tech Shuttle. The closest subway station is Kendall Square, which acts as a commercial center for MIT and the local community.

Registration

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, CONTACT:

MIT Professional Education - Short Programs
238 Main Street, Suite 401
Cambridge, MA 02139
TEL: 617 253 2101 * FAX: 617 258 8831
e-mail: shortprograms@mit.edu

ILP members receive a 15% discount on all MIT Professional Education open enrollment programs held in Massachusetts. ILP members receive a 15% discount on all MIT Professional Education courses. To obtain the discount code, click here (you must be signed in to this website as an ILP member to access the code).