In many companies and government/military organizations, engineers are expected to be both innovators and creative managers. Organizations that desire to grow and to create value for their stakeholders depend on using all available capital resources: financial, human, intellectual and physical. They then seek to defend and control the value created. This course explores the engineer’s roles in innovation, invention, and value creation as a driving force in entrepreneurial technology ventures, established companies and governmental/military organizations, and the ways in which these organizations must plan to take full advantage of innovation as the only true competitive weapon in the battle for long-term success. Particular attention will be paid to collaboration and communication as key skills of the engineer/innovator/manager.