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This program is offered by the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD)  through the School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business.

Date: Ongoing

Influenced by the spirit of Silicon Valley, the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship professional certificate program is designed to foster your ability to think differently in your quest to develop innovative products, services and organizations.

The Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate is the online program that blends real-world innovation experience with proven research models from world-class faculty at both the School of Engineering and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Master the skills, mindset and culture of innovation driving Silicon Valley with a self-paced, customizable program that lets you take exactly what you want, when you want. Choose one or two courses to focus on a specific need or complete 8 courses and receive the official Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. Apply your newfound skills and insights on the job, in real time and make an immediate impact on your company…and your career.

Benefits

  • Learn from world renowned faculty from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford School of Engineering
  • Gain useful tools and strategies that you can apply immediately whether you work at a start-up or a large organization
  • Hear seasoned entrepreneurs and CEOs tell stories and share insights of their successes and failures
  • Practice applying new concepts and frameworks to refine your skills and knowledge
  • Receive personal feedback and support from the Stanford innovation coaches
  • Work at your own pace with course access 24/7
  • Customize the program by selecting the courses that are most relevant to you
  • Entrepreneurs looking to start their own venture
  • Intrapreneurs from large and small companies developing new products and services
  • Engineers and leaders of innovation teams
  • Project team leaders in any field or organization—public or private
  • Professionals who want to create a culture of entrepreneurship in their organization

Who Should Enroll

  • Entrepreneurs looking to start their own venture
  • Intrapreneurs from large and small companies developing new products and services
  • Engineers and leaders of innovation teams
  • Project team leaders in any field or organization—public or private
  • Professionals who want to create a culture of entrepreneurship in their organization

EARNING THE CERTIFICATE

This certificate is offered online and the courses cover a broad range of topics relevant for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and innovators. Each course is a self-paced independent unit. Participants have the flexibility of taking individual courses in any order or earning the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate by completing any 8 of the 12 courses.

Each course is comprised of approximately 4 hours of online videos, 4 hours of hands-on assignments, and a final exam. A discussion forum allows participants to interact with the teaching team and others who are enrolled in the course. The teaching team also provides feedback on select assignments. Each course is available for 90 days after the date of enrollment.

APPLICATION

An approved application is required to enroll in Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses to ensure you have the background to benefit from the program. Each application will be evaluated as a whole, taking into consideration both the candidate's academic and professional experience. Below is a profile of a typical student that is admitted into the program. We are looking for a diverse group of innovators, so if you’re background does not match the typical student profile, we still strongly encourage you to apply.

Typical Student Profile

  • 5 years work experience
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Background in management or working in teams
  • An entrepreneurial and innovative spirit

Applications may be submitted online at anytime.  Sample Application 

TUITION

  • $995 per online course
  • $7,960 total for the 8 courses needed
  • $75 one-time document fee (covers life-time access to your record of completion)

QUESTIONS

For more information please see create.stanford.edu

You can also contact us by phone at 650-741-1581 or by email stanford-innovation@stanford.edu

 

 

 

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Monday, January 6, 2014 to Thursday, March 19, 2015
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ABOUT THE COURSE

Chemical transformations research provides an opportune platform for discovering the entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges of energy supply and consumption. Through exposure to unbiased inquiry of energy production alternatives you will have the tools needed to move forward and examine the composite of future large energy production systems. This course contributes to the online Molecular Engineering of Energy Technologies Graduate Certificate. Enrollment is open for winter quarter. (Fee Applies)

Topics Include

  • Solar thermal systems
  • Biofuels
  • Photovoltaics
  • Electrochemical devices (batteries and fuel cells)
  • Energy production technologies

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Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage and Use

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Monday, January 5, 2015 to Friday, March 20, 2015
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Combine essential chemical engineering concepts and biological principles to address the needs of the biotech industry. Investigate recombinant DNA technology, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering.  Develop processes and effective solutions to navigate regulatory policies and the manufacturing of products. This course contributes to the online Biotechnology Graduate Certificate. Enrollment is open for winter quarter. (Fee Applies)

Topics Include

  • Elemental stoichiometry of metabolism
  • Fermentation development and control
  • Product isolation and purification
  • Protein folding and formulation

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This dynamic program offers your team a unique opportunity to master the art—and science—of design thinking and use it to address challenges specific to your work. In these workshops, Stanford's d.school's Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley will lead your team through a series of exercises and activities that will get you out of your chairs and working together to apply design thinking to real projects and do it now. Participants are encouraged to get out of their chairs and on their feet—take risks, try new behaviors—and work together to generate creative solutions. 

Overview

Get your team into the "Innovation at Work" mindset! In this workshop, Perry and Jeremy will show you some valuable techniques and approaches to generate new ideas, and lots of them.

You won't just be listening to them talk through examples and demonstrate how to use them. You and your team will be on your feet, post-its and markers in hand, as Jeremy and Perry help you apply 4 key tools to your projects in real time:

  • "Yes and..." to defer judgment and build on each other
  • Constraints to generate volume
  • Analogous situations to take you to new territory
  • Selection criteria to choose the ideas you will take forward

By the end of this session, you will have a reserve of viable ideas ready for prototyping.

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This program is available for faciliation at work.

Fees apply.

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