Under the direction of industry judges, several projects from each course are earmarked for potential further development in order to explore their feasibility as products suitable for manufacture. In each case, the student retains the ownership of the intellectual property of their design until such time as they negotiate an arrangement with the industry partner at the terminus of the course. In some cases projects enter the marketplace. In such instances, students are recognized as the authors of their designs by the company and compensated for their efforts by the industry partners. This arrangement increases the educational experience for the students by providing them with a ‘real-world’ platform for their ideas to reach further into the arena of culture and commerce.