College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Spring 2018 AgI2C Graduate Innovation Course

The class sessions begin on Jan. 3, 2018 and conclude on Feb. 5, 2018, during Spring Term.

AGNR has developed a graduate level, intensive course to: (a) instill and practice the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, and (b) prepare students to explore commercialization and/or support those already in the process of commercialization. The intent is to create AGNR’s own wave of graduate students and post-docs who become the forefront of AgI2C alongside dedicated faculty mentors. This is addressing the under-acknowledged myth that graduate students are automatically versed in innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization simply based on tbeing graduate students.  

AGNR687i Innovation and Commercialization for AGNR Graduate Students is a one-credit course for Masters and Ph.D. graduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources or in the Department of Entomology in CMNS. This course is designed to instill understanding of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization processes, resources, and leadership at the university and college levels, and use that learning to develop an idea/venture for a product or service, then conduct a preliminary market assessment with potential customers.  Graduate students will apply this classroom and experiential learning to career decisions regarding their conduct and results of research, breadth of teaching objectives, and field application with Extension.

Graduate students can register for this course online at http://www.testudo.umd.edu/. Tuition for this course will be assessed during the Spring Term.

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