We have charted a timeline that shows you the lifecycle of engaging an IBD team, from talking through the initial project scope ideas with IBD management to receiving your final deliverables from your team. We strive to serve you and your organization with integrity and responsibility every step of the way. You are welcome to contact us at any time to discuss both long and short-term goals.
|Prospective clients engage the Berkeley-Haas IBD management team to discuss project scope, goals and deliverables. Enter into an agreement.|
|January||Teams are assigned. Clients are introduced to their IBD team and faculty mentor. The project scope will be further refined as the team begins to research and assess the core areas of impact.|
|Letter of engagement signed. IBD team works remotely, holding regular conference calls with their client to ensure work is progressing according to client's needs.|
|May-June||Team is on-site for three weeks, incorporating primary research into their report. Final presentation is delivered to client upon culmination of in-country work.|
|September||IBD Conference. IBD teams showcase their IBD project to the Berkeley-Haas community, and current and prospective clients. Awards are granted.|
"The IBD program has been a long-standing collaboration between VTT and Berkeley-Haas. Since 2005, groups of MBA students have visited VTT and had the opportunity to study the innovation infrastructure of Finland. Most groups have worked with assignments that have to do with commercializing research findings and intellectual property. To VTT's satisfaction, all groups have also added a lot to our efforts both in terms of bringing in more international and cross-cultural insights as well as domain specific business knowledge."