UpcomingINNOVATION BY DESIGN: Spotting Opportunity in Plain Sight

 

The third talk in our “Innovation by Design” series: in this talk, we will share how our perceptions and biases (the way we see the world, ourselves, and our challenges & opportunities) all factor into if and how we innovate, both individually and organizationally. We will explore examples of organizations using design research to build empathy for customers and identify new revenue streams. Lastly, we will discuss what we can do differently to overcome the invisible constraints that often limit how we see, think, and work.

 

This series explores:

  • new ways to address complex challenges in your organization
  • how design and innovation practices can accelerate business growth
  • developing your ideas and opportunities using human-centered design
  • better understanding customer needs from their perspective
  • engagement with the LTU Collaboratory network and other businesses in your sector

Design Thinking has been widely recognized as a framework for designing products, services, and processes from a human-centered perspective. It includes a set of tools, methodologies, and mindset that helps organizations to better empathize with and design solutions for their customers.

 

Tickets for this talk series are free with online registration

 

Sponsored by

     City of Southfield    

 


  • Spotting Opportunity in Plain Sight
    May 8, 2018
    8:00 am - 10:00 am

Venue:  

Address:
21000 West Ten Mile Rd, Southfield, Michigan, 48076, United States

Description:
21000 W 10 Mile Rd Southfield, MI 48075 Buell Management Building Room M336

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UpcomingScaling for Success: Leaning Your Product Design!

The Build4Scale training program is designed to help advanced manufacturing and “hardware” product developers with scaling their business utilizing design for manufacturability disciplines. Companies that would find the most value in this training program are those that have a unique physical product or process, have already developed prototypes or low volume production and need to move to a higher volume scale.

• Designing Your Product for X – Manufacturability, Durability and Cost Reductions
• Developing a Bill of Materials (BOM) & Bill of Process (BOP) as a method to support quality and reduce components and manufacturing steps
• Moving from Alpha to Beta Prototypes to Low Volume to Scale! – Designing for Failure Modes Effects and Analysis
• Supplier Partnerships: Choosing the Right Contract Manufacturers

 

AGENDA
9:00 am   Program Overview and Participant Introductions
9:20 am   Exercise: Designing Your Product for X
9:45 am   Exercise: Develop Your Bill of Materials (BOM)
10:15 am   Coffee Break
10:30 am   Exercise: Develop Your Bill of Process (BOP)
11:15 am    Moving from Alpha Prototyping to Beta to Scale
11:45 am   Lunch & Exercise: Design for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
1:00 pm   Facility Tour: Munro & Associates Product Benchmarking & Innovation Center
1:30 pm   Mentorship & Coaching: one-on-one   with instructors

 

Information on LTU’s new ScaleUp for Success Program designed to help small manufacturers and hardware innovators grow their business will also be highlighted.

Registration begins at 8:30 am. Lunch & refreshments are included with registration.

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  • May 31, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (248) 362 5110

Address:
1140 Centre Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan, 48326, United States

Description:
1140 Centre Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326 USA

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UpcomingINNOVATION BY DESIGN: Solving Complex Problems Through Co-creation

 

The fourth talk in our “Innovation by Design” series: part of our struggle with solving complex problems sometimes lies in who we enlist in the effort. One proven approach is to go beyond the “usual suspects” and invite customers, partners, and even non-experts who can bring a diversity of perspective and experience to the table. In this talk, we’ll look at how organizations are using co-creation to engage multiple stakeholders earlier than normal in the design process.

 

This series explores:

  • new ways to address complex challenges in your organization
  • how design and innovation practices can accelerate business growth
  • developing your ideas and opportunities using human-centered design
  • better understanding customer needs from their perspective
  • engagement with the LTU Collaboratory network and other businesses in your sector

Design Thinking has been widely recognized as a framework for designing products, services, and processes from a human-centered perspective. It includes a set of tools, methodologies, and mindset that helps organizations to better empathize with and design solutions for their customers.

 

Tickets for this talk series are free with online registration

 

This series is hosted in partnership with the DesignThinkers Group (DTG), a leading global design-driven innovation agency with a local presence in Detroit.


  • Solving Complex Problems Through Co-creation
    June 5, 2018
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

Venue:  

Address:
21000 West Ten Mile Rd, Southfield, Michigan, 48076, United States

Description:
21000 W 10 Mile Rd Southfield, MI 48075 Buell Management Building Room M336

Details

UpcomingSmall Manufacturers Roundtable: Growth Stories of Success & Challenges

 

“Growing Your Business Through Creative Sales Strategies

and Diversifying Your Customer Base”

 

The LTU Small Manufacturers roundtable is designed to allow a free sharing of challenges and success stories associated with managing a small manufacturing company. Successful small manufacturing owners will be featured who have proven to grow their business. Case studies will be presented on the impact of growth has on talent, financing, scaling operations as well as the challenges in automation, integration of advanced technologies, selling and diversifying your customer base. Information on LTU’s new ScaleUp for Success Program designed to help small manufacturers and hardware innovators grow their business will also be highlighted.

 

Speakers: Dan Radomski, Optimal; Loch McCabe, Shepherd Advisors; Teresa Renaud, Outsourced Sales Management Services

 

– Agenda-

8:00 am   Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 am   Intro of LTU Collaboratory and Purpose of Small Manufacturers Roundtable

9:00 am   Proven Business Diversification Strategies for Small Manufacturers – Dan Radomski

9:20 am   Competing to Win Strategic Planning – Loch McCabe

9:40 am   Contracting your Sales to Strategic Partners – Teresa Renaud

10:00 am   Small manufacturers roundtable discussion on common challenges with selling and diversifying

 

Continental breakfast included with online registration.

 

Sponsored by-

 


  • June 21, 2018
    8:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue:  

Address:
21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan, 48075, United States

Description:
Lawrence Technological University    

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