Monday, September 9, 2013
College of Engineering Announces Integrated Innovation Institute
Carnegie Institute of Technology, the College of Fine Arts and the Tepper School of Business are pleased to announce the transformation of the Master of Product Development program into the jointly-supported Integrated Innovation Institute. Built on primary disciplines in product innovation covering functional performance (engineering), human interface (design), and economic value (business), the Institute focuses on education and research in innovation methods and practice. The Institute unites the three schools to cross-train students to become elite innovators, which enhances the effectiveness of thinking and generating results. A unique enterprise among educational institutions, the Institute is co-directed by Eric Anderson (CFA - Design), Peter Boatwright (Tepper), and Jonathan Cagan (CIT – Mechanical Engineering). As a progression of the Master of Product Development program, the Institute will include professional master degree programs, executive education, and applied research including industrial consortia. With its formation, the highly-successful and internationally-regarded Master of Product Development program will change its name to the more appropriate Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services. In addition, the Institute will manage the Master of Science of Software Management (SM) offered at the CMU-Silicon Valley Campus. The SM degree focuses on the innovation and entrepreneurship of software systems, and management of that process.
The Integrated Innovation Institute will be housed in a newly-acquired CMU building at the corner of Forbes and Craig Streets in Pittsburgh (a former PNC Bank retail location). A dynamic refurbished space and building addition will provide a gateway to the CMU campus from the west on Forbes, highlighting Carnegie Mellon’s interdisciplinary innovative culture.