Client Case: Maine Technology Institute
TECH WALK 2014 KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND WORKSHOP TO IMPROVE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
Provide a keynote address and two-hour workshop on applying Rainforest concepts to improving Maine’s innovation ecosystem for better social, environmental, and economic outcomes.
Participants & Process
Rainforest keynote by author Victor Hwang presented gave an overview of Rainforest concepts including: innovation, Plantations vs. Rainforests, innovation ecosystems, and social contracts. Victor offered examples from various Rainforest project cases.
"How to Think in the Rainforest" workshop (2 hours) included modules: 1) innovation efforts in Maine remembered with pride versus those remembered with sorrow; 2) building a Scenario of Success for Maine in 2020 using Rainforest tools.
- Joe Sterling, Victor Hwang
Keynote address slide show.
Event Summary that presents graphic synthesis of keynote points; workshop products generated by participants; and recommendations for MTI to support the local innovation ecosystem with action plans move toward the success scenario.
Conference display of graphic capture and participant work designed to engage other conference attendees in the post-workshop dialogue.
- Created more awareness among the participants of Rainforest Principles and provided a fresh perspective on innovation potential in Maine.
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