Engaging students in innovation

During the Innovation Days students work on creating something they are passionate about. Participants will build the skills they need in the workplace. Get your students out of the classroom talking with potential customers of their ideas, getting feedback from experienced managers and sharing their creations with the public.

Who should attend

This workshop brings together the Innovation Days company partners with the winning teams and participants who are motivated to continue implementing their idea.

Key takeaways

  –   Learn how to provide experiential learning experiences with the Innovation Days
  –   Hear about how other universities are integrating the Innovation Days to their existing or new classes
  –   Get the resources that make integrating the Innovation Days in your course seamless
  –   See which research projects are available for your students
  –   Build collaborations with companies and other universities


  –   Presentation of the Innovation Days and challenges with company partners
  –   Showcasing different options for course integration
  –   Discussion on administrative issues with course integration
  –   Wrap-up


Thomas Kohler is Associate Professor of Marketing at Hawaii Pacific University. His research explores how to design effective innovation platforms. By studying and facilitating corporate-startup collaborations, his recent studies show strategies on how companies can interact with startups for mutual benefit. His research has been published in journals such as the Harvard Business Manager, MIS Quarterly and the California Management Review. His passion for entrepreneurship sparked the creation of travel2change, Innovation Days and new ventures with companies like Philips or Kuoni Travel.

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