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Engineering the Innovation Ecosystem

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3:00 pm

Guest Speaker

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D.

About the lecture

Innovation, the process, or the result, of introducing new ideas, methods, or products that bring about a positive transformation in society, the economy, or the environment involves new ways of thinking or doing. The key to innovation is to identify and solve “impact problems” in new and creative ways that lead to greater efficiency, effectiveness, and value.

Engineering the innovation ecosystem involves creating an environment that fosters creativity, nurtures collaboration, and rewards risk-taking.

New ideas can flourish and be translated into real-world applications within an environment that recognizes a multi-faceted approach that encompasses various aspects of the ecosystem, including a culture of curiosity, education that favors impact over impact factor, patient funding, policies that safeguard the sanctity of ideas, and a supportive infrastructure.

About the guest speaker

Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie is an education innovation consultant. He is a former Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development at Tri-County Technical College where he served as the chief academic officer.

He has spent 15 years in industrial research and product development and 18 years as a full professor at universities that include Virginia Commonwealth University (Full Professor), Clemson University (Dow Chemical Professor), Texas A&M University (TEES Research Professor, Department Head and Associate Dean for Engineering Innovation), and Anderson University (University Distinguished Professor and Founding Dean of the College of Engineering).

He has been associated with three startup companies and is Founder, President, and Scientific Director of ABTECH Scientific, Inc. Dr. Guiseppi-Elie is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. He holds the Sc.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT, the M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), and the B.Sc. (First Class Honors) in Applied, Analytical and Biochemistry from the University of the West Indies (UWI). He has published over 220 peer-reviewed journal articles, holds 8 patents, and is a fellow of IEEE, AIMBE, BMES and the RSC.