Posts Tagged ‘connecting’

Connecting to East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg University anchors the economy in the Poconos. Mary Francis Postupack, Vice President of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship recently contacted the Lab with a problem. Each year, the university holds an economic development conference for the regional economy. Here’s the problem: According to Mary Francis, participants are simply tired of the talking heads. How…

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Connecting with Canada’s Engineering Change Lab

The Agile Lab is participating in the work of the Engineering Change Lab based in Canada.  Launched in 2015, the Engineering Change Lab is focused on “unlocking the higher potential of engineering” in Canada. It is composed of 40 leaders from the private sector, universities, government and nonprofits. This month, Liz Nilsen is sharing  our…

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Connecting to the REACH Collaborative in Kansas City

Through our connections to the Kauffman Foundation, we’ve met with Jon Taylor, a civic  entrepreneur and architect. Jon has developed a model called the REACH Collaborative,  a new type of  incubator designed to rebuild communities. REACH Collaborative is designed to help cities connect, organize and mobilize to solve large scale social and ecosystem challenges. The…

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Connecting to the Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research

The Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research has become one of the centers on campus that has embraced agile strategy has a way to build faculty industry collaborations more quickly. This morning, we introduced agile strategy and our discipline of Strategic Doing to the Industry Advisory Board of the Whistler Center. This invitation to present to…

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Connecting with Montana Manufacturers and the Montana Photonics Cluster

We are scaling our work in agile strategy – Strategic Doing – through partnerships with other universities. When the Montana Manufacturing Extension Partnership contacted us about doing some workshops in Montana, we defer to our partner at the University of North Alabama. That team is led by Janyce Fadden,  a former manufacturing executive with Daniher. This…

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