VMEC Innovation Engineering Experience for VT Working Lands Co


Vermont Working Lands Companies
(Agriculture, Food production, Forest products and Wood products)

Hosted by VMEC, this special event will be led by Doug Hall, Founder of Eureka! Ranch & the Innovation Engineering Institute and VMEC’s Innovation Engineering Black Belts Patricia Giavara, Lisa Henderson and Don Paul

Vermont Technical College (VTC), Judd Hall, 8 am – 5 pm, Randolph Center, VT both days

2-Day Event:

Day 1

  • Refine strategic innovation objective and leverage diversity of the group to CREATE Ideas to solve
  • Refine ideas using Innovation Engineering® tools
  • Select favorite idea, rewrite concept and do the business math
  • Ideas “tested” for Meaningfulness and Uniqueness by panel of expert reviewers (off site)

Day 2

  • Explanation of test results and coaching in methods for reinvention of the ideas to resolve critical issues
  • Third cycle of idea refinement, business math and critical issues to resolve completed and “pitch” prepared
  • Volunteer company teams pitch their new product or service idea to potential customers or industry panel
  • Participants reflect on what they learned, and consider first steps to create a culture of innovation at their companies

Post-Event Support:

Meetings with VMEC and other participating companies provide follow-on support to complete projects and reinforce the Innovation Engineering® methods learned.

  • Review project progress and outcomes with VMEC Innovation Engineering Black Belt, 1 month and 6 months after event.
  • Participate in two, small group meetings with other participating companies to update on projects and share learnings