Innovation Engineering

Developed by Ikhlaq Sidhu at UC Berkeley

Prototyping the Future of Education

Teaching, Innovation, and Connected Networks

Innovation Engineering is a framework developed by Ikhlaq Sidhu at UC Berkeley. It enables talent technical development by combining real life projects with innovation behaviors.

Innovation engineering is for anyone who would like to create something new. It is useful in large firms, research labs, student projects, and new ventures. Innovation Engineering tools and programs empower innovators to change the world.

How Innovation Engineering Works

All Innovation Engineering programs start by creating "story narrative" and end result in a working technical demonstration and/or Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Team based-brainstorming is used to develop a story typically in NABC or AxB format. The story is communicated as a "low-tech demo" which is the construction of the project in slide format. The low-tech demo includes a technology strategy analysis that is focused on selecting software tools. The second half of an Innovation Engineering project is the "Execution while Learning" phase which is includes agile sprints. The Innovation Engineering framework enables Innovation-X, Data-X, Blockchain Lab, and many applied innovation labs at UC Berkeley. See the Principles of Innovation Engineering to learn more.

Programs Based on Innovation Engineering

Many programs, courses, labs, and accelerators use the Innovation Engineering framework to reduce risk and and accelerate innovation.

Tools and Resources

The most popular tools and resources include the book available at Amazon, the low tech demo, technology selection, the Innovation Navigator, Berkeley Innovation Index, and video resources below.

Low Tech Demo Template

Technology Strategy Template

More Guidance