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Inventions and innovation on display at ResearchOne
TAMPA, FL (Sept. 27, 2011) - SRI International President and CEO Dr. Curtis R. Carlson drew a standing-room-only crowd to the ResearchOne Kick-Off Event on Sept. 22.
Carlson's keynote address echoed the themes of his book, "Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want." He described innovation as not just the creation of something new, but "the successful creation and delivery of a new or improved product or service that provides value for your customer and sustained profit for your organization." Carlson's speech explored current educational and economic challenges and discussed how the U.S. could leverage opportunities created in a global economy by improving education and competitiveness.
Dr. Curtis R. Carlson keynote address
After Carlson's speech, over 300 faculty, staff, students and members of the community visited the 2011 Kick-Off Exhibit Show featuring new USF products and inventions.
Inventor Alexei Novitzky demonstrates "The Skate Case by Looshes Labs," a skateboard/ briefcase in one.
Inventors Sean Verdecia and Jason Ross point out the features of the "AbleNook: Modular Dwelling," a compact, rapidly deployable portable structure that can be assembled without tools and could provide disaster housing, replacing FEMA trailers.
2011 USF Young Innovator Competition inventor Alanna Meyers exhibited "Taking Off," the first pain free bandage remover invented by an eight year old.
91 patent posters were on display, celebrating patents received by USF inventors last year.
ResearchOne is sponsored by Smith & Hopen, P.A., Draper Laboratory, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council and the Embassy Suites Hotel/USF. More information is available at www.ResearchOne.usf.edu and photos of the event are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/USFResearch. Photos by the Office of Research & Innovation.Share: