It is one of the key programs run by ORT to help students transform their lives using 21stcentury skills.
Our teachers around the world deliver a 30-week curriculum, providing students aged 14-16 with a thorough introduction to the world of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
The program curriculum is a blend of theoretical and practical activities, aimed at developing students’ knowledge, skills and understanding, encouraging creative thinking and practical creativity: the brief is for small teams of students to design a product which solves a social problem.
The full course simulates the real-world process of developing an initial idea through market research, analysis of risks and opportunities, to defining product specifications, selecting the optimum business model, designing a marketing strategy, manufacturing a product prototype and, finally, the presentation of a business plan and sales pitch.
The program is a blend of theoretical and practical activities designed to develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of topics such as business planning, marketing, prototyping, manufacturing and programming.
The course ensures ORT students are “innovation ready”, becoming prepared for a new professional environment in an evolving world.Contact our education team to find out more
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“It was amazing to live through the journey of transforming an initial idea into a useful and innovative business project. The program gave us tools to be better prepared for our futures and realise that there is still so much to learn. The program has influenced my career choice and I now want to study business and have a career in it.”