Innovative product development


Innovative product development

Facultad de Ingeniería and California State University
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Innovative product development

This course will be taught in English

For more information and pre-enrollment click here

The total Fee is paid in two parts: $900.000 COP in Uniandes and USD 980 in the California State University

Fees with academic credits:

*If you are in Colombia $900.000 COP

*If you are abroad USD $250

After this payment the USD 980 Fee in the California State University will be enabled

For enrollment click here


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Schedule: jun 28: 6pm-9pm 

jun 30: 6pm-8pm 

jul 7: 6pm - 8pm 

jul 10: 11am-1pm 

jul 14: 6am-8pm 

jul 17: 11am-1pm

jul 21: 9:45am-11am & 6:00pm-8:00pm

jul 24: 3pm-5pm

jul 28: 6pm-8pm 

asynchronous classes: 

jun 27, jul 4, jul 11, jul 18

*The schedules and modality (virtual or blended) of the courses are subject to modifications according to the provisions of the National and District Government for the management of COVID 19. The dates and times of the sessions can be consulted at

This course will prepare students to develop an innovative product through a Strategic Planning Process. Unlike a traditional product developed course, our focus is on strategic planning and agile project development from the unique lens of an innovative process

Students will learn practical strategies to innovate their projects and products in order to meet their future organizational goals.

Este curso hace parte del portafolio de materias de pregrado y posgrado de la Universidad  abiertas a todo público.

Al participar en este curso podrás vivir la experiencia Uniandina, acceder a contenidos de calidad, tomar  clases con estudiantes regulares, acceder al sistema de bibliotecas de Uniandes y participar en las actividades culturales que esta Universidad te ofrece.


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning
  • Understand why most businesses often fail to meet their organizational goals
  • Differentiate between Strategic versus Operational Objectives
  • Manage and neutralize their competitor’s strategy
  • Formulate, articulate, communicate, and implement a Strategic process designed to help project and product developers to achieve their desired results.


  • Innovation
  • Agile Project Development
  • Design Sprints
  • Facilitated Team Project Work
  • Financing Innovation
  • Market Validation
  • Conflict resolution & Negotiation Skills
  • Business Plan Development
  • Entrepreneurial Communications & Presentation Skills 
  • Marketing Innovation 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Skills and Ethics 
  • Group Project Work 


David Ochi

Innovation and the Development of an Ecosystem.
Mr. Ochi currently sits on the Board of Directors of a half-dozen companies and is actively involved in the growth of seven early-stage companies. Mr. Ochi is also very actively involved on the Board of four alumni organizations at UC Irvine, the UC Irvine Chancellor's Club Board of Directors, the former Alumni Advisor for UC Ideas program at the Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Paul MerageSchool of Business as well a former board member of Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN) in Orange County. Mr. Ochi sits in several investment screening committees including EvoNexus. Mr. Ochi also is co-founder of the not-for-profit MORE Foundation whose mission is to connect intellectual property opportunities with undergraduate students at local universities.

Martin Wartenberg

MBA, Licensed Professional Engineer.
Mr. Wartenberg has worked in the High Technology Industry for over four decades. He has held Engineering and Executive Positions in various companies including the Rockwell Corporation, Interstate Electronics (L3 Communications) and Hartman Systems. He has been teaching with the University of California for over 20 years and teaches a variety of Engineering, Project Management and Innovation / Entrepreneurship Classes. He has worked with many high-tech and innovative companies, including Blizzard Entertainment, SpaceX, Intel and the Oakley Corporation.


Eventualmente la Universidad puede verse obligada, por causas de fuerza mayor a cambiar sus profesores o cancelar el programa. En este caso el participante podrá optar por la devolución de su dinero o reinvertirlo en otro curso de Educación Continua que se ofrezca en ese momento, asumiendo la diferencia si la hubiere.

La apertura y desarrollo del programa estará sujeto al número de inscritos. El Departamento/Facultad (Unidad académica que ofrece el curso) de la Universidad de los Andes se reserva el derecho de admisión dependiendo del perfil académico de los aspirantes.