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Expeditions Into Extreme Affordability

Date: 03/11/2011

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 3M Auditorium & Atrium Carlson School of Management

Cost: Free



Professor Patell will discuss lessons learned in the development of “Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability,” an interdisciplinary project course at Stanford University. In the course, graduate students apply design, engineering and business skills to create comprehensive solutions for challenges faced by the world’s poor. Student teams collaboratively design product prototypes, implementation plans, and user experiences for entrepreneurial ventures in developing countries. Now in its eighth year, the course has partnered with seventeen organizations in ten countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Projects have ranged from irrigation systems to solar-rechargeable lights to incubators for low birth-weight infants.


  • Name: Sharon Hansen
  • E-mail: hce@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Carlson School of Management

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RSVP:  hce@umn.edu

More information: http://www.csom.umn.edu/holmes-center/programs/documents/Patell-1.pdf

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