In his signature course, Enterprising Design Knowledge, Teixeira applies new methodologies and design tools to business development, open innovation, co-creation, and brand strategy for nongovernmental organizations and major corporations in the United States, Brazil, and India. Teixeira is currently the co-director of the open innovation platform DREAM:IN, which was recognized with a 2013 Game Changer Award from Metropolis magazine.
Through experimenting, modeling, prototyping, and revising their ideas, students in Teixeira's class create new types of organizations that foster innovation. "They become design entrepreneurs and learn to think critically about contemporary social contexts," he says. "They design interventions that have a positive effect on people and their environment."