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Outreach Initiatives

The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN)
The CRTI provides a forum for select executives and innovation managers to meet, discuss internal and industry-wide challenges, business growth, risks and successful strategies in the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN)

Town-hall meeting with CEOs and Under Secretary Jon Dudas
U. S. Under Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Jon Dudas approached the CRTI and requested its coordination of meetings with CEOs from top innovation firms. February 2006 marked the first time the patent office met with key business leaders in such a forum.

MBA Tech Venture course
The center sponsors a quarter-long course, Tech Venture, capped by a research trip to Silicon Valley. Over the years, the course has enabled more than 500 full- and part-time Kellogg MBA students to benefit from dozens of such company, lab and university visits. The top student projects were highlighted in Kellogg on Technology & Innovation, published by Wiley & Sons.

Support for student programs
CRTI provides both speakers and industry contacts for the Kellogg School’s annual Technology Conference (formerly called Digital Frontier Conference).

Meeting of the minds
The center regularly invites visiting faculty, including global innovation experts Professor Dr. Holger Ernst of the WHU, Germany; Professor Emanuela Prandelli of Bocconi, Italy; Professor Satish Nambisan of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Professor Akihiro Okumura of Keio Business School, Japan, to facilitate idea exchange and discussion aimed at shaping future programming at CRTI and Kellogg partner schools.

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