Innovation Engineering Experience

January 01, 1970

$895 per person

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Note:   Companies in Vermont’s Working Lands sectors (Agriculture, Food Products, Forest products, Wood Products) qualify for discounted pricing and additional services and should register on the IEE Working Lands event page.

In today’s fast changing world, innovation is no longer optional.   And if you can’t innovate fast, your business isn’t likely to have a good chance at long-term survival.  But having enough time and making the investment to create and develop new products and services – the future revenue and profitability sources for your company – can be a huge challenge for small business owners who are usually very busy supplying today’s products for today’s customers. This two-day event will provide a concentrated learning experience in how to create a culture of never-ending innovation with increased speed to market and decreased risk. Ideas for new products, services and business models will be created and tested as part of the event.

Participants at the Innovation Engineering Experience will work in company or self-selected teams on real company innovation challenges.  Teams will learn and apply Innovation Engineering skills and use IE tools to create ideas, write and refine concepts, do business math, test ideas, identify risks and problem solve, reinvent ideas, and prepare to pitch their ideas to company leaders or customers.

Innovation Engineering® is a proven, scientific system for never-ending innovation developed by Eureka! Ranch, the University of Maine, NIST MEP and the Innovation Engineering Network. Grounded in 27+ years of research and project work, it incorporates the systems thinking mindset of Dr. W. Edwards Deming through education, tools, coaching and mentoring to enable innovation by everyone, every day. VMEC is a founding member of the Innovation Engineering Network and has been assisting companies with Innovation Engineering projects since 2006.

The IE Experience will be led by VMEC’s Innovation Engineering Black Belts Patricia Giavara and Lisa Henderson.

Here’s what you’ll experience over the two days of IE Experience …

  • Education on new method for innovation
  • Define a strategic priority
  • Invent initial ideas to address
  • Conduct market research
  • Quantify forecast and action plan

Who Should Attend?

Company owners, CEO’s, presidents, division managers, engineering and R&D managers, development teams, sales & marketing professionals, continuous improvement resources, finance leaders, and other functions. We encourage teams of 2 – 4 per company including the CEO, division manager, or innovation leader, to get the maximum benefit of the investment in this event.

Testimonials from Vermont participants at similar Innovation Engineering events:

“Having been to a similar two and a half day event put on by VMEC along with most other RDC directors in the state, I can tell you first hand that the takeaways from attending and fully participating in this very intense training program are absorbing, eye-opening, mind-expanding and above all, enlightening beyond anything I expected at the time.”  – John Mandeville, Executive Director, Lamoille Economic Development Corporation

“At first I was fairly skeptical of the 3-day commitment it would take for so many folks from our company. I can tell you it’s been transformational in our view of the importance of innovation and how it will affect our ability to deliver interesting new products and great marketing in the future.”– Joe Perrotto, President, Country Home Products, Inc.

The  registration fee is $895 per person and includes breakfast and lunch each day.

If you are seeking accommodations in the Randolph area, please visit the White River Valley Chamber of Commerce web site or the VT Chamber of Commerce  web site.

Payment: Please make check payable to “VMEC” and mail to PO Box 12, Randolph Center, VT 05061-0012. To pay by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX), click here.