Course Catalog

Advanced Methods for the Innovation Pathway from a Chemical Concept to Industrial Production (Beaker to Barrel - The Sequel)

The basic ‘Beaker to Barrel’ course outlines the essential methods and tools of chemical engineering as they apply for the innovative chemist. The sequel course lays out an innovation platform, which is an outgrowth of TRIZ, the popular methodology, now specifically designed for modern co-innovation among teams, sharing solution ideas, and bringing to bear the wisdom of the full team. Specifically, allowing the chemical engineer to partake in the early bench-top research effort will cut down on dead-enders and unproductive research promises.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • The Innovation Intractability Map (every innovation challenge may be handled through abstraction, extension, or a breakdown to components)
  • Extension Methodologies: How to identify similar challenges more advanced on the solution pathway, how to deduce from a similar solution to ours, identifying similarity principles (e.g., TRIZ)
  • Breakdown Methodologies: How to define parallel components, serial components, convergent components, and their cross configuration
  • Applying abstraction: Methods to redefine a chemical and chemical engineering challenge as a more abstract challenge
  • Innovation Progress Metrics (measuring innovation activity by the corresponding reshaping of the completion-estimate curve)
  • Co-Innovation Methodology: For tight R&D teams; for disjoint collaboration; and for open innovation, where a pool of experts is weighing in on choice challenges
  • BiPSA: Recasting the innovation challenge as a series of binary questions handled by all the knowledgeable sources, smartly integrated to a clear consensus
  • Estimate Cost-to-Complete and Time-to-Finish of R&D projects
    Creating a collaborative innovation excitement, and avoiding stressful intellectual one-upmanship
  • How to incorporate the chemical engineer in the early conceptual stages, as well as incorporating the chemist in the late and advanced engineering stages
  • Budget allocation to handle the inherent innovation uncertainty

Information

The basic ‘Beaker to Barrel’ course outlines the essential methods and tools of chemical engineering as they apply for the innovative chemist. The sequel course lays out an innovation platform, which is an outgrowth of TRIZ, the popular methodology, now specifically designed for modern co-innovation among teams, sharing solution ideas, and bringing to bear the wisdom of the full team. Specifically, allowing the chemical engineer to partake in the early bench-top research effort will cut down on dead-enders and unproductive research promises.

Who Should Attend

Research and development chemists, seeking to improve their skills in moving their innovative chemical ideas into industrial reality.

Benefits

You will learn how to…

  • turn innovation sizzle into innovation productivity.
  • measure innovation progress.
  • bring to bear the wisdom of late-stage chemical engineers onto early stage bench innovation.
  • manage a distributed R&D team for improved innovation efficiency.
  • budget time and money to improve your bang for the buck.
  • plan innovation projects, and how to present such planning in your innovation proposal to better your prospects for funding.

Agenda

  • Survey of state of the art of innovation management
  • Survey of ?Beaker to Barrel ? the Basic Course?
  • Presenting the Innovation Solution Protocol (Innovation-SP)
  • Presentation and case study of the Abstraction Innovation Option
  • Presentation and case studies of the Extension Innovation Option (TRIZ examples)
  • Presentation and case studies of the Breakdown Innovation Option (serial, parallel, convergent, and mixed configuration)
  • Methods and examples how to incorporate late stage chemical engineers in early stage chemical R&D
  • Introduction and presentation of innovation progress metrics
  • Introduction and presentation of BiPSA ? representing innovation uncertainty as a cascade of binary issues, and integrating the various opinions thereto through the BiPSA neural network
  • Estimating cost-to-complete, and time-to-finish for innovation intensive projects
  • Managing a tight team, a distributed team, and an open contribution configuration to accelerate the innovation process
  • Budgeting the innovation project
  • Preparing innovation proposals mindful of investors? sensitivity to budget efficiency
  • A rich variety of case studies

Course Locations

Date

October 20 - November 17, 2017

The course will meet online Fridays from 1:30 – 3:00 pm for five (5) webcast sessions of 90 minutes each on the following dates:
Fridays

Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

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Venue

Online

Online

Each person attending must register individually for this course.

The course fee includes an electronic access to the course materials

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Four for three! Register four people for one course, one person for four courses, or any combination in between, and the fifth registration is free! This offer can only be used in conjunction with online registrations and cannot be combined with any other offer. All courses must be completed in the same calendar year. All four registrations must be received by our offices on the same day. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $895 $1,095

System Requirements
You need a high-speed connection to the Internet and an up-to-date version of your web browser. The audio portion of the live session will be provided via VOIP and US toll conference call. VOIP is dependent on the quality and speed of your internet connection so a high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Those choosing to use VOIP should also have a headset or microphone in order to interact with the instructor. If not, we recommend you choose the telephone option, or contact us to purchase a headset for $5. A hands-free headset or speaker phone is highly recommended.

About the Instructor

  • Gideon Samid

    is a chemical and a nuclear engineer with broad experience (NASA, Exxon, DoD) specializing in the bench-to-production process, estimating the effort to achieve an R&D objective, and mathematical engineering applications. Dr. Samid earned his degrees at the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, holds some patents, and published a critically acclaimed book: “Computer Organized Cost Engineering.”