Innovation Programs

Innovation Programs

Imagine having a conversation with the World Economic Innovation Prize Winner for Energy Storage or a four-time Emmy Award winner for comedy.  Our online innovation programs provide ISU students unique access to hundreds of globally influential innovators offering personal insight, training, and coaching.  Weekly Flagship interviews and innovation short circuits focus on real-world experiences.

Upcoming Online Programs

6-Week Circuit: Change By Design

February 4 – March 11, 2021 : 6 weeks, 6 Sessions

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder, Disrupt Design


Short Circuit: Make Me a Millionaire by 40

Friday, February 4, 2021

Jonathan Pearson, Partner, Wealth Advisors of Iowa Jonathan Fox, Ruth Whipp Sherwin Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences


2-Session Circuit: Let’s Make a Deal with the Deans

Part 1: The Art of Negotiation

February 8, 2021

Featuring: David Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the College of Business; Daniel Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Dean of the College of Design.
 

6-Week Circuit Orientation: How to Innovate Frostline Soft Serve

February 11 – March 18, 2021: 6 weeks, 6 Sessions

Sponsored by: Kent Precision Foods Group

Short Circuit: How to Innovate an Unfair Advantage

Friday, February 12, 2021

Lance LaDuke, Serial Innovator, Carnegie Mellon; Teaching Professor, Music Entrepreneurship


2-Session Circuit: Let’s Make a Deal with the Deans

Part 2: Coaching and Competition; $500 in prizes for student negotiators

February 15, 2021

Featuring: David Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the College of Business; Daniel Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Dean of the College of Design.

Short Circuit: Is It Right, Is It Best? The Innovator’s Ethic

Friday, February 19, 2021

Anthony Sardella, CEO and Founder, evolve24 Moderated by Kevin Kimle, Director, ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative


Short Circuit: Global Innovation — From the Battlefield to Football Field

February 22, 2021

Tilman Engel, Iowa State Graduate 1989


Short Circuit: The Single Best Indicator of Business Success

February 26, 2021 — More details coming soon

Bill Gross, Founder of Idealab


Short Circuit: Making Friends and Influencing the Deans

March 9, 2021

Featuring: Laura Jolly, dean of the College of Human Sciences; Sam Easterling, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering; and John Lawrence, Vice President for Extension and Outreach


Short Circuit: It’s (Not) A Small World After All

March 29, 2021

Featuring: Dean Beate Schmittman, Dean Hilary Seo, and Dean Dan Grooms

Differentiating Our Story: Faculty and Staff Innovation in Recruitment

March 5, 2021: 2 p.m. — More Details Coming Soon

Featuring: Jorge Calderson and Karen Kerns

Become an Innovation Fellow

You want to distinguish yourself in a community of professionals. You are inspired to be a changemaker, inventor, improver, influencer, and capacity builder. We invite you to join a corps of ambitious and distinctive thinkers and dreamers — become a member of our Iowa State University Student Innovation Fellows Corps. Earn as you learn your way through the Innovation Fellows program, where you get access to the minds and models of global influencers and innovators.  

Have questions about our online Innovation Programs?

Contact Karen Kerns

Entrepreneur in Residence President’s Initiative for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

kpiconi@iastate.edu