Innovation Engineering – Quick Start Course

February 27 - March 01, 2017
8:00AM - 5:00PM
1000 River Street, Essex Junction (map)

$1,500 per person

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A 3 Day Immersion into Innovation Engineering Fundamentals,
presented by Doug Hall, Founder & CEO of Eureka! Ranch

Monday – Wednesday, February 27 – March 1, 2017
8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
GlobalFoundries, Essex Junction, VT

When you register and to comply with GlobalFoundries visitor registration, please also indicate your citizenship; if you or your team members are non-US citizens, please indicate your/ their nationality in the form’s “Comments” field.  Thank you.

NOTE:  VMEC has applied for a Vermont Training Program (VTP) Service Provider grant for this course. This grant, if approved, could reduce the cost of attendance by 50% for qualifying participants.  Contact Patricia Giavara, VMEC Assistant Director, at or (802) 279-6103 for more information and eligibility requirements.


At the three day Innovation Engineering Quick Start course you will learn the fundamentals of Innovation Engineering but MORE IMPORTANTLY you will apply the learning to start you working smarter on your current work.  


 This course is based on the 12 core skills that make up the
Innovation Engineering Curriculum on and off campus.

Meaningful Uniqueness Strategy Activation – Blue Card PDSA Plan, Do, Study, Act
Stimulus & Diversity Concept Writing – Yellow Card PDSA – Best Practices
Exploring Stimulus Concept Improvement PDSA – Concept Prototypes
CREATE Sessions 1.0 EstImating Concept Value PDSA – Functional Prototypes

The IE Quick Start course is not about Theory or Abstractions.  Quick Start has a singular focus – to get you started working smarter as fast as possible. ​

Check out this short IE Quick Start Overview video created by Eureka! Ranch. 

With these skills you’ll be able to:

  • Write an innovation project mission that will inspire great ideas!
  • Create 8x more big ideas than brainstorming!
  • Increase the persuasive power of your ideas by up to 5X!
  • Deliver results up to 6X faster using a New Innovative Work Process!
  • Jump Start innovation in your job instantly using a cloud-based innovation software suite for 3 months following the course.

Here’s how it works:

Before attending the Quick Start you use your private InnovationEngineeringLabs tool portal to view 32 short digital classes (approximately 4 hours in length) on the fundamentals of how to Create, Communicate and Commercialize Meaningfully Unique solutions to your challenges.  NOTE: All participants will need to bring their own laptop or tablet for the 3-day session.

The first two days of the three day Quick Start makes the digital learning real.  Hands on and interactive experiences cover the content of the Innovation Engineering Fundamentals course taught on university campuses in a way that is relevant to your work.

The third day applies the new mindset, systems and tools to your challenges.  You define your challenge, apply your new tools to think deeper, create solutions, define them and get qualitative and quantitative feedback on your ideas to make them smarter – very fast.

During the 3 months after the session, complete your coursework and real world application project to achieve Innovation Engineering Blue Belt certification.  Your private Innovation Engineering Labs portal makes this painless, as it lets you easily connect with your classmates, your instructors, and others using advanced project management, collaboration, and creative tools.

To earn Innovation Engineering Blue Belt Certification (and CEU’s) participants must complete:
– 12 digital classes
–  3-day IE Quick Start course
–  approximately 12 confidence building homework assignments (to a minimum grade of “A” or 90% completion)
–  hands-on practice within 12 weeks after the course ends.

Questions?  Please contact either Patricia Giavara, VMEC Assistant Director and Innovation Engineering Black Belt, at (802) 279-6103 or or Lisa Henderson, VMEC Director of Client Services and Innovation Engineering Black Belt, at (802) 299-1456 or

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.