This planning grant supports the development of a third-year undergraduate elective course within the Entrepreneurship Concentration at Northeastern University. The goal of the course is to accelerate the rate of deployment of social innovations and to increase the success rate of products actually reaching their intended markets. The plan is to combine the use of design principles with an experiential learning component. In the course, E-Teams will create startup business models for context-driven social technology innovations, as well as growth business models for existing local or international social enterprises.
Northeastern University’s College of Engineering is home to numerous federally-funded research centers and an array of leading-edge projects and initiatives that advance discovery and new knowledge in health, sustainability, and security.