education

Improving the Tech Transfer Process

Melba Kurman reports on From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace: Improving Technology Transfer." Hear from witnesses from different university tech transfer offices, VC, startup and NSF who shared their perspectives and recommendations about university technology transfer to the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Research & Science Education.

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Breaking Down Silos with Polymaths

Have you ever heard someone say they want to be a polymath? Have you ever heard anyone ask, how do I become a polymath? I haven’t. The word comes from the Greek polymathes or having learned much. A polymath is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. When we think of polymaths we tend to ...

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Helping Our Kids Be More Creative

This is fabulous 11-minute presentation, by Sir Kenneth Robinson, on the need for our educational system to change its paradigm. Ken notes some great research, towards the end of the video, about the difference between divergent thinking and creativity. Don’t miss an article (1,900+) – Subscribe to our RSS feed and join our Continuous Innovation group! Mitch Ditkoff is the ...

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Measure Innovation Outcomes

If Boston, NYC, and San Francisco are the top three U.S. innovation cities why do their economic, education, health care, and energy systems produce the same poor results as cities around the rest of the country? I read the recent Top Innovation Cities of the Global Economy report from 2thinknow ranking the top 100 global innovation cities with great interest. ...

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Toronto Innovation Book Event

On Tuesday, November 9, 2010 I will be speaking about my new book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire at a book event at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto as part of their Innovation in Business Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman. TIME: 7:45 am to 8:45 am – Presentation and Q&A PLACE: Classroom 127 (ground floor), Rotman ...

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Don’t Hire Experience, Hire Learners

A few weeks ago, the Australian Financial Review published an article discussing how Australian employers value job candidates with an MBA. The short summary is: they don’t value MBAs at all. One headhunter was quoted saying something along the lines of “most employers say that if you have to choose between getting an MBA or getting two more years of ...

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Inspiring the Minds of Children (The Answers)

Last week I posted a couple of homework questions from Lancaster Royal Grammar School’s InspirUS program. If you didn’t get them, don’t feel bad. These problems baffled just about every adult I showed them to. And just think: these are questions for students in grades 3 and 4! In case you don’t remember, here they are again: 1.) What Comes ...

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Inspiring the Minds of Children (Part 1)

I’m a firm believer that early education is among the most important determinants of life success. As a high school dropout (actually, I was expelled), I’m well aware that I’ve beaten the odds by achieving success despite my lack of formal education. And yet, all too often, young people don’t get the instruction and support necessary to help them develop ...

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Training and Coaching Innovators

Continuous Training and Coaching is Essential to Innovation by Robert F. Brands In order for any company to meet its goals and to achieve sustainable Innovation , proper training and coaching is an essential though often overlooked imperative. But how can a New Product Development (NPD) team represent the philosophy of its organization if the attitude, culture and processes are ...

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