The course explores the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) framework to guide you to think like an engineer. You'll be able to join the engineering students on campus to work on project while discovering the engineer in you!
1. Technopreneurship: Learning, Language and the Brain
In this lecture we will explore how Technopreneurship as a frame of mind can be learned and nurtured. Through the use of the right language and the correct technique, we can build myelin around our rewired brains to be highly effective technopreneurs who recognise opportunity and deliver value and make a difference in the world.
2. Think Like a Technopreneur
In this lecture we will explore how engineers think and where do they draw their inspiration from. You will get to learn how engineers Conceive the cool things that they make and will start working on your own engineering project.
3. The Lean Startup
In this lecture we will explore the lean startup process, of which Kal Joffres from Tandemic will speak on his experiences as a social entrepreneur.
4. Crowd Funding
In this lecture we will explore the basics of crowd funding so that you can run a successful crowd funding campaign for your project. The lecture is delivered by Sam Shafie from PitchIn, the crowd funding platform that we are collaborating with in this course.
4. Technopreneurial Eco System
In this lecture we will explore the basic components of the eco system in which value is created and delivers to the customers. Technopreneurs create products and services that are desirable and they achieve this through creating a balance between what is technologically feasible, economically viable and humanly desirable. The value is created and delivered to customers and funders within an eco system.
5. Build a Technopreneurial Dream Team
In this lecture we will explore the basics of building effective teams that will work towards having the core competencies necessary to deliver the promised value to the stakeholders.
6. Communicate Like a Technopreneur
In this lecture we will explore the framework for an effective communication that can be used not only in business context, but also in your life at large.
7. Business Plan
In this lecture we will explore how technopreneurs communicate their ideas and plans of new ventures through business plan. A business plan is a document that outlines the venture’s potential including the business value, the customers’ segments, the resources needed and the expected profit.
8. Market and Marketing
In this lecture we will explore how to market a product or a service effectively as well as how to segment a market and how to penetrate new markets.
9. Money in the Organisation
In this lecture we will explore various terminologies and concepts related to managing money within a business.
10. Return on Failure
In this lecture we will the importance of failure as a pre-requisite for success.