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Executive Programs and Dates

Leading and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation
Date: September 12-15, 2022
Date: April 17-20, 2023
Date: September 18-21, 2023

Delivering Business Growth
Date: October 30 - November 2, 2022
Date: March 6-9, 2023
Date: October 29 - November 1, 2023

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Opportunities with CRTI

The Center for Research in Technology & Innovation advances its educational and research missions by providing funding and engagement opportunities for MBA and doctoral degree program students, post-doctoral researchers and fellows and University and visiting faculty.

Professor James Conley discusses the range of academic opportunities available at the Center.

The academic opportunities available through CRTI include:

  • Student research scholarships
  • Summer internships for students
  • CRTI sponsorship of student conferences
  • KIN Global Prize for students
  • Doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships
  • Research grants for Kellogg faculty in innovation and technology
  • Senior fellowships for experienced executives
  • Visiting faculty appointments

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact crti@kellogg.northwestern.edu

CRTI at Work

Student fellowships enable economic and social development.
As part of a unique fellowship program, CRTI faculty members select students to participate in their summer internship program. In 2011, Kellogg students were selected for 10-week work assignments with non-governmental organizations and social enterprises in India focused on using technology in innovative ways to improve governance, promote education, create livelihoods and improve health care. In addition to the experiential component, the fellowship also included seminars with technology and development leaders. Read more about the 2011 summer internship experience and check out each of their presentations.

Recognizing innovative ideas to improve global prosperity.
The KIN Global Prize is open to the Northwestern student community and is designed to foster student-led projects to substantially improve humanity’s ability to thrive. Student teams present proposals, and finalists are selected to present at KIN Global where delegates can award up to $75,000 to the team project that they believe will have the most positive impact. The team garnering the largest donation amount earns the KIN Global Prize.

Corporate collaboration funds scholarship program.
In an ongoing effort to partner with corporations looking to drive the next generation of technology innovation, the CRTI offers scholarship opportunities for MBA students and post-doctorates interested in extended research projects. CRTI’s Motorola Scholars program has provided more than $1 million in scholarship assistance to deserving Kellogg students pursuing their interests in technology and innovation.

CRTI Summer Fellows       Motorola Scholars
Jason Ferdinand
Fiona Handayani
Nirav Patel
Natasha Shih
Preeza Shrestha
      Jacob Bradbury, MBA ‘09
Rob Demento, MBA ‘09
Brian Boroff, MBA ‘08
Sergi Perez Lerin, MBA ‘08
Lisa Nagatoshi, MBA ‘07
Ben Toronto, MBA ‘07
Andrew Cromey, MBA ‘06
Inderpal Singh, MBA ‘06
Geoffrey Nudd, MBA ‘05
G. “Steve” Wang, MBA ‘05
Kartik Natarajan, MBA ‘04
Prasanna Vinjamuri, MBA ‘04
Shantaram Jonalogadda, MBA ‘03
Andrew Bockelman, MBA ‘03







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