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Ideation To Innovation (I2 I) Workshop

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition


Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010



Conference Session

Improving Student Entrepreneurial Skills

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Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation

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15.662.1 - 15.662.17



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Daniel Raviv Florida Atlantic University

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David Barbe University of Maryland

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Ideation to Innovation (I2I) Workshop

Daniel Raviv Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL and David F. Barbe University of Maryland, College Park, MD


This paper describes an on-going NCIIA-sponsored project titled “Ideation to Innovation.” The goal is to design, develop and test an innovation-focused interactive program aimed at future national dissemination at different colleges and for multidisciplinary audiences.

For engineers of the future, technical capability alone will no longer be a distinguishing feature. Clearly, a broader-based educational experience must teach leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. There is a need to focus on thinking outside-the-box, taking risks, and being critical thinkers who are creative and imaginative.

For the past several years, The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has supported the development and implementation of workshops on “Invention to Venture” (I2V), and more recently the “Advanced Invention to Venture” (AI2V). The proposed workshop is based on a need for an additional type of workshop modeled in part after the I2V and AI2V: an innovation-focused workshop. The new workshop can be offered independently, or as an add-on to (or part of) I2V or AI2V workshops.

The program consists of two parts:

1. Traits of Innovative Individuals Participants will learn about:

(a) Traits of innovative individuals, and (b) enhancing individuals’ innovative skills. Innovators share some common traits, many of which can be learned and enhanced. In particular, this part of the workshop will present traits such as observing, thinking, experimenting, teaming, dreaming, persisting, having fun, and being passionate about the work. Hands-on exercises would allow participants to experience innovators’ skills.

2. Traits of Innovative Companies Participants will learn about:

Raviv, D., & Barbe, D. (2010, June), Ideation To Innovation (I2 I) Workshop Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. 10.18260/1-2--15894

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