Key Conditions for Innovation to Thrive
On November 23, 2016, WIN delivered a Keynote Presentation entitled, The Key Conditions for Innovation to Thrive, at the Advancing Education Partnering Forum in Kitchener, Ontario, hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). The presentation was delivered by WIN Research Associate Dr. Ryan DeForge to over 170 educators and technology stakeholders from across the province, and outlined how WIN’s innovation models can be applied to the education sector.
Key conditions for innovation to thrive presented by Dr. DeForge included the development of innovation/leadership pipelines, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral partnership, and the significance of establishing metrics of impact. The day-long event offered participants an opportunity to deliver elevator pitches that either described the key problem they were trying to solve (educators) or the technology solution being developed for market and scaling (industry partners), in order to foster innovation partnerships.