Microsoft Innovation Centre, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon, India organized Invention Cycle Workshop on 28th March 2017. 53 students from different domains of Engineering attended the workshop.
The Invention Cycle workshop is a pilot project from Microsoft Inc. in which the young budding entrepreneur gets to know the different phases of an Invention Cycle.
Workshop had many activities and interactive sessions with the speaker. The invention cycle workshop focused on how to sell/make a project prototype so the customer can be attracted towards ones product without any significant investment and time, getting more and more insights from the potential customers. The workshop started with breaking the ice activity called Half-Baked Pitch. This activity enabled the team generation of new teams and creating random product ideas from random Adjective and Nouns.
The next step in the workshop was how to develop MVP (Minimum Viable Product) using the concept of prototype followed by the Restaurant Activity in which the teams had to create the best restaurant then the worst restaurants. When the worst restaurants were made these ideas were swapped so that the teams could make something profitable from something which is worst. The workshop was concluded with the marshmallow challenge in which the newspaper tower was created by each team having a heavy wooden duster at the top, enhancing the abilities to think quickly and react to problems of the real-life problems.
The workshop was knowledgeable for the students.