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Nov 04

College Park, MD

1110 Kim Engineering Building, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Innovation is a change in thinking, products, ideas, processes, or organizations that leads to a better implementation. Successful implementation is innovation. The scale of innovative implementations ranges from tiny to enormous, and their substances span from conceptual to pragmatic. Innovation occupies our attention because it has become the solution of almost every major, as well as minor problem today. How will we raise the quality of life for every citizen? How will we sustain a competitive national economy? How will we increase the safety of foods, develop alternative energy, combat global warming, ensure national security, fight poverty, reduce health care costs, fight pandemics, and so on? The answer is always the same—through innovation. While much is known about particular innovators and innovative companies, less attention has been paid to the cultures that nurture innovation and how those cultures might position innovation to take on the great global problems that are apparently relying on it. We will discuss nurturing innovation in a connected world that is experiencing accelerating scientific and engineering changes and expanding market demands. We will review the history that has led to the current state of innovation and the global connectivity that has expanded both the pace of innovative development and the scale of problems seeking innovative solutions. We will view innovation in societal layers that will help us see the issues to be tackled for innovation to ultimately fulfill its promise.

Entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, engineers, business professionals.

Cost: Free

Contact Name: Missy Corley

ph: 301-405-6501 email: clark-communications@umd.edu

Company Info:

A. James Clark School of Engineering


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