Fall 2015  |  GCC 5005 Section 001: Grand Challenge: Global Venture Design - What Impact Will You Make? (35705)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Fri 09:00AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
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Course Catalog Description:
Students will work in teams developing sustainable business and technical solutions to address an environmental or social challenge in India. Teams may address a challenge related to water supply, energy availability, food/agriculture production, waste management, public health or a topic mutually agreed upon by the instructor and student teams. During the semester, a product or service must be designed, and a sustainable business model must be created around it. Technical and business development professionals based in the US and India will act as mentors to provide advice to each team. Each team will have one US-based mentor and one India-based mentor. The teams are expected to use a discovery process, design thinking, ideation and input from field research in solving the challenge. A primary focus of the course is up-front work to identify the "right" problem to solve. The model should be built around the customerÔ┐┐s needs and wants, as they will need to pay for the product or service to achieve a scalable model. prereq: sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student
Class Notes:
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.

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