Integrated Product Development | Industry Preview

March 19, 2018
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Ann Arbor, MI – March 20, 2018 – The University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations presents the Industry Preview of the 2018 Integrated Product Development Trade Show, featuring innovative products created by art & design, business, engineering, and information students.

Event:  Integrated Product Development - Industry Preview
When:  Wednesday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 pm.  
Where:  U-M STAMPS Gallery, 201 Division St., Ann Arbor, MI
Who:  (invitation only)

NOTE: the IPD Trade Show opens its doors to the public at 6:30pm.

Taught jointly by faculty of the Ross School of Business and the Stamps School of Art & Design, the annual Integrated Product Design course challenges cross-disciplinary student teams from the College of Engineering, Ross School of Business, Stamps School of Art & Design, and School of Information to design, build, and market a brand new product, and then to face free market competition through the IPD Trade Show.

The 2018 IPD challenge: Technology to Maintain Senior Health

In addition, the student-designed product must be suitable for use by senior adults living outside institutional care facilities and incorporate the use of active technology, improving health maintenance and outcomes. 

Industry members are invited to meet the student design teams, test out prototypes of their new products, and vote for the “best of the best” at the Industry Preview of the Integrated Product Development Trade Show, April 4 at the new U-M STAMPS School Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor.

• Products are finished prototypes.
• No actual sales are made, and no money changes hands.
• Featured on CNN and in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and the New York Times!
• Catch the competitive buzz!

Want a sneak peak?  Student teams will design webpages and videos to advertise their new household products and release them to the public on March 28. Visit http://www.tauber.umich.edu/form/ipd-voting for the latest updates.

About the Tauber Institute for Global Operations

The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, working together with industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. For more information visit www.tauber.umich.edu.