Innovation Circuit Series

Innovation Circuit Series

WHAT IS AN INNOVATION CIRCUIT?

Innovation Circuits, delivered by industry experts and influencers, are immersive topically linked sessions that give students an opportunity to gain expertise, innovate, and contribute meaningfully. Short Circuits are topic-based conversation sessions that help students gain expertise in innovation mindset, skills, and practices.

Upcoming Circuits

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 8, 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

Have questions about our online Innovation Programs?

Contact Karen Kerns

Entrepreneur in Residence President’s Initiative for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

kpiconi@iastate.edu