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Session Two: Making It Happen - Types of Innovation and Understanding Creative Approaches to Impact Success


4:30pm - registration and light refreshments

5.00pm – 6.00pm - presentation

Date: Monday, 4 April 2016

Venue: Building 34.545, ECU Joondalup Campus


Presentation Content:

Dr Thomas Shannon will review the types of innovation and how an understanding of the creative approaches taken and their likely impact may improve the chances of success.

They say that every one of us has a novel inside ready to be written. Equally every one of us has had innovative thoughts that we think would be successful, be “the best thing since sliced bread”, and make a real difference. In practice, very few of us ever get the chance to convert these ideas into a reality and to realise the fruits of our efforts. 

Tom Shannon will take you on a short and highly visual journey into the world of ideas by demonstrating through practical examples the different types of innovation and supporting theories, the impacts of environments to nurture or devalue creativity and most importantly of all the likelihood of market acceptance.

About the presenter:

Dr Tom Shannon is a co-founder of the Oxford Metrics Group plc headquartered in Oxford, and a Director of Vicon Motion Systems located in Oxford and Denver. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, College of Biomedical Engineering, of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Tom is also a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, researching the application of vision science to the measurement of cosmetic defect and physical capability among children diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

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