Karl Ulrich, ScD

Karl Ulrich

CIBC Endowed Professor; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Professor of Management; Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Environmental issues, product design and development, innovation

About Karl:

A holder of more than 20 patents for medical devices, tools, food products, sporting goods, and more, Karl has expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship and product development. He is the co-founder of the Weiss Tech House and the Integrated Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Karl’s Xootr scooter was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the coolest products of the 21st Century.

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Executive Education Programs Taught:

Innovation for Growth: Strategies for Creating Value

Create new business models, launch new products, improve customer experience, and open new markets. With an “Innovation Toolkit,” you can design a flexible innovation process that lets your company quickly adapt to, and profit from, changes in customers, competitors, or markets.

Mastering Innovation: From Idea to Value Creation

Academic Director

Innovation is a process that can be managed and perfected to help organizations increase their value and achieve new levels of success. Become the catalyst for company-wide change when you learn how to construct the architecture that drives innovation in an organization.

Scaling Ventures: Developing the Playbook for Profitable Growth

Resolve the key challenges companies face when trying to grow rapidly as they transition from tactical, short-term thinking to a long-term focused vision. Learn how to move beyond the startup phase to create a large enterprise of tremendous value.