Jonathan M. Weaver, Professor, UDM Mechanical Engineering & Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network Fellow

Technical Entrepreneurship Case Studies
Curricular Modules in Innovation, Creativity, Product Development, and Design for X


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Acknowledgements: Most of this content has been made possible through the generous support of the Kern Family Foundation’s Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN). Many have been involved in our technical entrepreneurship efforts, including, in alphabetical order, Leo Hanifin, Mary Higby, Darrell Kleinke, Fr. Ozzie Mascarenhas, Kirstie Plantenberg, Nassif Rayess (the leader of the efforts), and Michael Vinarcik.

Fellow KEEN members: Let’s work together to build a stronger wolfpack! If you can use any of these materials to help develop the entrepreneurial mindset in your students, go right ahead. If you can help make any of these materials better – particularly if you have relevant assignments/projects that tie a case study to your technical course – please email me at or call me at 313.993.3372! Together, we can put the N in KEEN!

Non-KEEN members: If you find this material useful, please email any feedback – particularly student testimonials – to Of course, any suggestions or input on content is welcome too!

Page Last Updated: September 6, 2012