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Seminar Description:

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The Oslo Manual defines innovation as “the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organizational method in business practices, workplace organization or external relations.” This definition makes clear that innovation is not just the creation of a new product but also the strategic improvement of internal processes such as manufacturing. We strive to hold an event that highlights some of the innovations happening now in manufacturing to inform and inspire current and future engineers! Details of this years seminar can be found below.

 

Presentations by:

  • Auto manufacturer, Local Motors, about their innovative automotive design business model and $60,000 design competition
  • Dr. Robin Felder, serial entrepreneur from UVA, about the main factors impacting the process of idea generation and product commercialization
  • Student inventors in the 4th annual CIbM Innovation Competition

Seminar Objectives:

  • Understand the main factors impacting the processes of idea generation and product commercialization
  • Promote and recognize student creativity and hands-on education through a student innovation competition

Who Should Attend:

  • VT faculty and students, economic development officers, entrepreneurs, and local investors.

About the Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing (CIbM):

The CIbM is a multi-disciplinary center formed to solve current manufacturing issues and help the university commercialize new technologies. The innovation based manufacturing goal is to boost the commercialization potential of basic research that is currently constrained by the lack of adequate processes and systems and provide new tools to improve current processes. In order to achieve this goal, new pedagogical research in innovation principles related specifically to manufacturing is needed.

The center will focus on the development of new innovation methodologies and their application to challenging manufacturability problems across multiple areas such as renewable energies, micro- and nano-manufacturing, medical devices, etc. The CIbM is actively working on the definition of the manufacturing of the future and the future of manufacturing.
 


Quick Info

  • Date: December 5, 2014
  • Time: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Where: Fralin Auditorium (next to Cheatham Hall)   
  • Why: 
    • Understand the main factors impacting the processes of idea generation and product commercialization.
    • Promote and recognize student creativity and hands-on education through a student innovation competition
  • To register, please visit: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1413759577723