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What is iDeaWORKS ?. The meaning of our sub-brand. iDeaWORKS is a strongly connected sub-brand of Mohawk College. iDeaWORKS is a concept, a culture, and a place where we prepare our graduates. Future Ready Graduates. Future Ready Community. Future Ready Mohawk. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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What is iDeaWORKS?The meaning of our sub-brand2iDeaWORKS is a strongly connected sub-brand of Mohawk College

iDeaWORKS is a concept, a culture, and a place where we prepare our graduatesFuture ReadyCommunityFuture Ready GraduatesFuture Ready MohawkIt began with the Mohawk Applied Research CentreEngineering Technology, Dr. Ishwar Singh, student-industry engagement, OCE2007 and eHealth2009 and NSERC funding2010 OCE, CONII, NSERC, FedDev, CFI...It has grown to include innovation, entrepreneurship and many partnerships

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Our vision is to be renowned for our innovative culture and future ready gradsBuild innovation and entrepreneurship into college curriculumTeach hands-on skills to students through real-life projectsCo-develop new technologies with community partnersCreate an environment for student start-upsBecome a centre of excellence for Service InnovationBuild our reputation as the most important eHealth and technology facility in CanadaEntrepreneurshipSupporting our Future Entrepreneurs

Taken from report The State of Entrepreneurship in Canada February 2010, E. fisher, C. Parsley, S. Djukic, Industry CanadaEntrepreneurship is a powerful force driving innovation, productivity, job creation and economic growth

Countries with a high level of entrepreneurial activity tend to be better off economically.iDeaWORKS will support student start-ups through the Hatchery

A continuum of learning is planned for entrepreneurs

InnovationWhats so important about Innovation?Innovation is a key lever of productivityKevin Lynch is vice-chair of BMO Financial Group and former clerk of the Privy Council and secretary to the cabinet

Innovation lies at the heart of modern competitiveness. It drives growth. It improves productivity and living standards. It gives consumers new choices.

Canadas current and future prosperity and quality of life depend on how well the country innovates

80 percent of all new jobs within Canada between 1992 and 2005 were in the services industry. Statistics Canada

By teaching innovation skills, we create an advantage for our graduatesWe will use a multi-disciplined process that approaches problems from a human-centric perspective for a solution that is truly transformative

CreativityCritical thinkingTeam workBrainstormingProblem resolutionIn the sector where the greatest gains can be found, no one focuses on innovation

Financial servicesRetail and distribution Health and wellnessHospitalityTransportation and logisticsProfessional and technical servicesInformation technology Entertainment and mediaPublic administration EducationTourism, arts, and cultureIndustries FunctionsMarketingSalesHRITLegalFinanceAccountingThe Service Sector75% of the Employment Base70% of GDPThe establishment of a non-profit will assist in achieving our goals INTENT

Mohawk College (MC) and an industry partner intend to work jointly to create the Institute for Productivity and Innovation at Mohawk.


The Institute will create practical solutions to the current productivity challenges which exist in Canada. It is our objective to fill the market void for expertise and knowledge in the area of Service Innovation which is defined as economic activities that create value but are not tangible and cannot be stored. The Institute for Productivity & Innovation at Mohawk MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Through the non-profit, Mohawk will strengthen its innovation competency

Innovative individualsInnovative teamsInnovative organizations Enable experiential learning via collaborative SME projects Offer a train-the-trainer program to develop individual and teams Heighten awareness of innovation at Mohawk Transition to an innovation cultureApplied ResearchScaling up to meet demandApplied Research continues to expandProjects focused on solving real world problems using pragmatic solutions

Leveraging a depth of Faculty knowledge

Work performed by in class, course release, and co-op students

Showcase Mohawk Graduates to industry partners

Large project portfolio (past , present and future)

Applied Research Projects (2010/2011)AR Team Involvement To manage projects, a structured process has been developedProject ProposalReviewImplementationPlanningGate 0Gate 3Gate 2Gate 1DocumentChecklist Project Request Form Final Report Project Tracking Report Project Planning Form Funding Source Signed Request Form Signed Contribution Agreement Project and Promotions Schedule Signed Planning Form External Requirements Regular project status meetings Defined fiscal reporting Promotional Communication Post-mortem and lessons learned Partner PresentationCelebration of achievementsExample: Project Proposal Form

Under iDeaWORKS, these important pillars are linked