Developing opportunity recognition is a powerful skill when coupled with the engineering design
skills you already teach. Doing this will encourage students to not only identify opportunities
that influence design, but investigate markets, create business models, and learn skills to assess
policy and regulatory issues.
By adding opportunity to design, students are able to refine concepts, think more broadly about the
world around them, and understand the customer who they are designing for. The KEEN Framework outlines
specific educational outcomes for opportunity skills, streamlining the process for engineering faculty
to include specific outcomes in courseware that reinforce the development of an entrepreneurial mindset.