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2018 Date/Locations:

(We offer morning and evening times that rotate between Wednesdays and Thursdays, all cover the one session, 2-hr introductory workshop)

 Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., WPU 548

 Tuesday, May 15, 3-5 p.m. WPU Dining Room A

 Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., WPU 548


Talking to Humans by Giff Constable's  
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Also Recommended:

Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder (link to sample)


The Innovation Igniter program is designed to help participants get introduced to the commercialization process and path to licensing their innovation or creating a startup company. 


The Innovation Igniter is a prerequisite to the Innovation Institute‚Äôs NSF I-Corps First Gear commercialization program for Pitt.

What's the time Commitment?

Just 2-hours!

Don't have an idea or invention?  No problem! 

Participants are encouraged to participate whether they have an idea, invention, or are simply curious about the commercialization process.

Overview of Innovation Igniter


Having trouble explaining the value of your innovation?

You are not alone in this. 

 During  the workshop, we will help you clearly and confidently articulate your value proposition to both scientists and non-scientists.

Registration is open.