Interdisciplinary teams have for a long time been considered ideal for creativity and innovation. Pull the engineer, the business guy, the “artsy” kid, and the humanities student, and all of the sudden they will start to come up with the most creative ideas. Nothing wrong...Read More
Innovation Academy Core Membership! Thank you for your interest in joining the Innovation Academy as a Core member for the winter semester of 2013. The IA Core is an involved group of 50 BYU students that are committed to developing their skills in innovation and...Read More
The publishing industry for textbooks in higher education appears to be the long forgotten child of media innovation: the same old business model has been around for decades while the world around it transforms. Some startups like Chegg and Kno have sought to disrupt this model...Read More
Creating an environment where students and businesses can innovate together to solve real-world problems.
“Those who forget the past, are doomed to repeat it.” There is much that can be learned from the past and innovation gurus like Steve Blank, Clayton Christensen, Jeff Dyer, and Nathan Furr. Why not learn from their mistakes, successes, and models to become successful?
Many are called but few are chosen. While talking about innovation can be intriguing, getting hands-on experience is a completely different ball game. We strongly believe that the best way to learn how to swim is to get in the water. Mistakes are not just welcome, but encouraged as a means to learn valuable lessons.
One of the best ways to learn and master a topic is by teaching it. The Innovation Academy gives platform for students to learn from others, make a difference in the world, and mentor other who are going through the same process. It is at this stage that individuals can truly internalize the skills to do something different that adds value.