Innovation Seminar - Institute for Social Sciences Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Innovation Seminar – Institute for Social Sciences Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Innovation Seminar – Institute for Social Sciences Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. This lecture will introduce the Institute for the Social Sciences’ Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship aimed at understanding how novel ideas are created, developed, valued, and diffused, leading to ground-breaking changes in cultural, social, and economic interaction.The group seeks to lay the foundation for a new social science of creativity and innovation, enhancing scholarship and research, as well as practices and policies that foster entrepreneurship.

Under the leadership of M. Diane Burton, the team includes Melissa Ferguson, Jack Goncalo, Olga Khessina, Aija Leiponen, Trevor Pinch, Wesley Sine, David Strang, and Richard Swedberg. Robert Buhrman, Senior Vice Provost of Research, will give introductory remarks. Diane Burton will discuss the team’s plans, including key research questions, specific projects, and future events open to the public. Following the lecture, there will be a reception.

To become an affiliate member of the Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, please contact or 607-254-6771.

After you’ve watched an innovation video what can you do next? How can you apply what you’ve learned or been inspired to do…and keep learning and being inspired? You can watch more videos or read more on the topic but consider this. We learn most through reflective action, through applying the knowledge we’ve gained, through experiencing and making it real for use. What can you do or take action on?

This Innovation Videos website is a resources to help you stay fresh, on the cutting edge, and up to date with your own learning and personal and professional development. The ability and skill to innovate is becoming more important than ever due to the rapid pace of change in our world. You may not have had a class on “innovation” in school or at your work so it is up to you to gain the knowledge, attitude, mindset, and skill that will allow you to adapt and respond to change with innovation. A first step is to read or watch videos on this site to get inspired and learn ways you can be more innovative. Then, take what you are learning and apply it to your own life and work. Take on an innovative project to create and develop something new that can have an impact, something you may not have ever done before. Perhaps you will get an idea from an innovation video on our site.

After learning on your own look to be a part of a leadership program, workshop, course, or seminar. Join a group or even create a startup with some partners. Involve other people in learning and doing innovation with you. Keep reading and keep listening because there is always opportunity to learn new methods since new technologies are being introduced all the time. When you are just working on your computer, have a video playing to listen and learn. See if you can watch (or at least listen to) a different innovation video everyday to keep developing your knowledge base and leadership skills. But remember…you will need to do something. Take action!