By applying concepts from the fields of science and technology, organizations can foster cultures of innovation to stay ahead of the game
Think Like a Scientist was an engaging half-day immersive business experience at the Taylor Institute, where leaders from our community discussed the challenges of scaling innovation in their respective organizations. Hosted by the University of Calgary in collaboration with local innovation consultancy JFIVE, ATB Financial, Imaginea Energy and Google - this was a unique opportunity to learn how organizations cultivate cultures of experimentation that endure, thrive and innovate in challenging markets.
EVENT THEME: INNOVATION STARTS WITH EXPERIMENTATION
For most organizations, innovation is often seen as a risky and costly endeavour fraught with uncertainty and no clear return on investment. At the same time, we’re told if we don’t innovate we’ll be left behind. Faculty and students at the University of Calgary are conducting leading research in the fields of cancer medication and nanotechnology. Research, like a business, is bound by constraints. Yet, breakthroughs in science, medicine and technology are accelerating at an unprecedented rate. By starting with experimentation, organizations can begin to strike a balance between the risk taking that’s necessary to innovate, and the structure required to deliver certainty.
THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST: Event Details
Think Like a Scientist at the University of Calgary on Wednesday June 14, 2017 from 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Welcoming Keynote & Lunch
How to Think Like a Scientist Keynote with Dr. David Cramb.
Experimentation Workshop Activity
Event participants will take part in an interactive team-based activity, emphasizing the importance of experimentation.
TEDx style speakers will highlight stories of innovation and experimentation.
Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning
434 Collegiate Boulevard NW, University of Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
Parking: Lot 10 and 11 are recommended for this event. The parking rate in these two lots is $7.00/entry.
See map (below) for directions.
The Taylor Institute is the first building in Canada dedicated solely to improving postsecondary teaching and learning.The groundbreaking building is located at the heart of campus, supporting the institute’s work to build communities and link networks. The building was designed with three guiding principles: flexibility, transparency and collaboration.
Release Your Inner Scientist is an initiative designed to inspire innovation in businesses, government, and non-profit organizations, while creating greater awareness for leading research taking place at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Science. All event proceeds will go towards event venue and administration costs.
Corporate sponsors for the Release Your Inner Scientist event will have the opportunity to showcase their brand to leaders from Calgary's university, business and non-profit communities.
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