Executive Education

Managing Innovation From The Inside Out

Stanford Biodesign’s annual executive education program, Managing Innovation from the Inside Out, provides senior executives with a fresh perspective on how to drive innovation within their organizations. Through hands-on experiences and personalized interactions with industry leaders, participants learn a proven process for assessing new opportunities and achieving results in the demanding health technology sector.

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WHO:

The course is designed for executives with 10+ years of management experience (strategic planning, R&D, product development, marketing, business development) who are responsible for leading innovation efforts within their organization.

WHAT:

Over three days, participants will learn and practice the biodesign innovation process through hands-on exercises and activities. You will also adapt and apply it to a unique team-based project related to a specific challenges facing your organization. Our goal is to equip you with meaningful skills and actionable plans to support the discovery and development of your company’s next big innovation.

WHEN:

March 1-3, 2017. See the Course Schedule for more information

WHERE:

“Home base” for the program will be the Arrillaga Alumni Center at the heart of the Stanford University campus. Other activities will take place at the Stanford Stadium, and a special dinner event is scheduled for Thursday night at a select off-campus venue.

Because this is an intense, team-based program, all participants – even those who live locally – are encouraged to stay overnight at the Stanford Park Hotel (which is included in the cost of registration).

HOW:

Companies must register groups of 6-8 participants for this team-based program. To initiate a group registration, please contact Gordon Saul. Registration opens for Biodesign partners on September 1 and on October 1 for all other companies. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Past Participants

  • Abbott
  • BD Medical
  • Boston Scientific
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • GE Healthcare
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • NEC Corporation
  • Stryker Neurovascular
  • Terumo
  • Verily
  • Zimmer

What Participants Are Saying…

“Exquisitely practical and thought provoking.” 

“Quickly got us thinking different.” 

“It presented a whole new way to formulate and organize ideas.” 

“The one-on-one mentoring from program faculty was an invaluable part of the course. Our team received great feedback.” 

“Relevant content we could put to use on Monday.”