When established, The Innovation Practice Center will offer students courses in ideation, the creativity leading to creation of intellectual property.

Students will be challenged to offer solutions to solve varieties of human need (need inspired design), and will be given the basic understanding of open innovation, structured innovation and collaboration. The process of discovery (Technology) to design (Translation) to societal impact (Transformation) will be systematically explored.

By the end of the course, students will have developed skills in needs assessment, experimental design, and knowledge engineering along with opportunity assessment.