Overview[ edit ] To have a clear understanding of what innovation leadership involves, one must first understand the concept of innovation. Although there is some controversy over how it can be defined, through general consensus in the literature, it can be described as novel ideas of viable products that are put into operation. Idea Generation Evaluation Implementation The two types of innovation include exploratory innovation, which involves generating brand new ideas, and value-added innovation, which involves modifying and improving ideas that already exist. Innovation should also not be confused with creativitywhich is merely the generation of a novel idea that may not necessarily be put into operation—though these words are sometimes used interchangeably in research literature when speaking about innovation leadership.
As a region, we have always been on the leading edge of innovation, particularly at the corporate and institutional levels.
Think about NASA and the incredible work that has been done there since the s. Houston is an innovative city, but we can take it to the next level particularly as it relates to technology, entrepreneurship and commercialization.
Houston has more thaneducated millennials andSTEM science, technology, engineering and math workers, along with five nationally-ranked universities and graduate schools.
They are creating momentum and building density for more startups. We know that with entrepreneurship comes risk, and these physical spaces offer support and momentum to startup employees to achieve success. What will a stronger innovation economy mean for Houston?
First and foremost, we believe that the development of our entire innovation economy, including a vibrant startup community focused on our core industries, is critical to our region's continued success and ability to attract companies, talent and capital to Houston.
Houston is the fourth largest city in the U. Innovation and new technologies are the backbone of the rapid development of our key sectors including energy, life sciences, manufacturing, logistics and aerospace.
Our strategic plan is designed to leverage our community's strengths in our leading industries to build an environment that fosters innovation and collaborative partnerships that drive commercial success. Industrial internet-of-things IIOT Robotics Cybersecurity These areas have the most synergy across our key industry sectors including energy, life sciences, manufacturing, logistics and aerospace.
There's already a lot happening in these innovation areas. Bringing the right people and resources together with focus will help move our region forward.
What will the strategic plan involve? The strategic plan is focused on building a robust startup ecosystem in our region and positioning Houston as an innovation city at a world-class level.
The plan has 10 initiatives to be driven by various players across the community. What areas will the Partnership focus on?
The Partnership's Innovation Strategy Office will drive this strategic plan forward. This office will work to improve Houston's attractiveness to the startup community, including serial entrepreneurs, talent, and venture capitalists.
It will also help to establish a fund of funds to attract more venture capital activity in Houston. The intent of the fund of funds is to encourage investment from local corporations and foundations to finance venture capital funds that will cultivate local startups and eventually create viable companies.Williams, PMP has over twenty years of project, program & portfolio management leadership experience with information technology, innovation management and strategic business initiatives in the investment, banking, insurance, legal, manufacturing and professional services industries Paul R.
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The –17 ASCD Teacher Impact Grants (TIGs) provided funding and support directly to teachers for promising teacher-led, administrator-supported ideas, programs, or initiatives to improve education. Following a highly-successful SCDM EMEA Forum in London (UK) on May , we are pleased to announce that the SCDM Leadership Forum will take place during this year’s Annual Conference.
On Sunday 23rd, September, our global Leadership series continues in Seattle-Bellevue. Over the course of the forum, we will go on a highly interactive journey in three parts. Innovation leadership is a philosophy and technique that combines different leadership styles to influence employees to produce creative ideas, products, and services.
The key role in the practice of innovation leadership is the innovation leader. . As Mozilla’s Chief Open Innovation Officer, Katharina serves as the senior executive broadly responsible for open innovation, in terms of our community management, participation systems, and non-commercial partnerships with organizations to advance product, technology and policy work.