Innovation (INOV)

INOV 310 The Process of Innovation3 Credits

Introduction to the process and key components of innovation. Topics include investigation of major innovations throughout history and how to hone design thinking to improve analytical, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills. Students will become certified to operate equipment at the Mav Innovation Center; the Business Incubator Center Makerspace; and co-working spaces across Grand Junction.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

INOV 320 Innovation Launch3 Credits

Introduction to the process of turning an idea into a successful business – ideation through commercialization. Students create blueprints for ideas and strategies that become the foundation for a successful business.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

INOV 450 Innovation Garage3 Credits

Research, data analysis, prototype building, and creation of technical report findings in teams. Students will use equipment at the Mav Innovation Center; the Business Incubator Center Makerspace; and co-working spaces across Grand Junction. Commercialization of an innovation is expected. Teams generally work with Mav Innovation Center Sponsor companies.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.