Discover Space Saving Ideas! IPD Trade Show

December 4, 2017
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Ann Arbor, MI – November 15, 2017 – The University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations presents the Fall 2017 Integrated Product Development Trade Show, featuring innovative products created by art & design, business, engineering, and information students.

Event:  Fall 2017 Integrated Product Development Trade Show
When:  Wednesday, December 6, 6:30-8:30 pm.
(Industry Preview 5:30-6:30 p.m. by invitation only)
Where:  U-M STAMPS Gallery, 201 Division St., Ann Arbor, MI
Who:  Free and Open to the Public

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 Fall 2017 IPD challenge: Efficient & Satisfying Use of Small Living Spaces

In addition, the student-designed household product must be suitable for use by people living, studying and working in a hyper urbanized environment that enables more efficient and satisfying use of their living spaces; and be profitable at a consumer cost of less than $250.

Members of the University of Michigan community and the general public are invited to meet the student design teams, test out prototypes of their new household products, and vote for the “best of the best” at the Fall 2017 Integrated Product Development Trade Show, December 6 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 preview?  Student teams will design webpages and videos to advertise their new household products and release them to the public on November 28.  http://www.tauber.umich.edu/integrated-product-development/2017Fall 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.