In response to the Great Depression of the 1930s, economically depressed jurisdictions used an approach, termed as “smokestack chasing”. Regional governments recruited industrial firms to enhance job creation by providing them with tax incentives, land use privileges and loans. Society was transformed. From being primarily agricultural, many regions quickly reorganized into manufacturing and resource extraction economies. … More Innovation, Clusters and Universities
Design thinking involves repetition that can lead to a winning idea or solution. It’s when you get an iPhone, Lego blocks, Airbnb, a Swiss Army knife, a foot activated car door, or the recipe for the perfect home–baked flourless chocolate cake. Yum! … More What is design thinking?
How can entrepreneurship that drives disruptive innovation also foster equitable and inclusive social outcomes?
One thing is certain. Our alumni are on top of innovation and leading change. I’m convinced that we’re educating just the engaged citizen scholars who are transforming our world through the real innovations that they are catalyzing and developing. … More Bringing innovation home
Dynamic engineers are capable of abstract thinking and high-level problem solving. These Silk Road engineers succeed in teams, work well across countries and cultures, have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of communicating technical information in lay language. … More Silk Road Engineers
We believe that engineering education must help students develop comprehensively beyond learning technical skills. They must learn more about emotional intelligence, social awareness, and appreciate diversity, including that of thought and opinion. … More Endowing Swagger
Computer programs at the heart of artificial intelligence (AI) often use neural networks that, embedded in machines and programs, learn through example. They follow the logic of experience, but are restricted to the behaviours and facts that are provided to them. Thus, AI grows through experiential learning and problem solving. Its efficacy depends on the breadth of the experience and the … More Artificial Intelligence: What is AI?
Insular and protectionist winds blowing through the Western world present significant opportunities for nations open to trade and immigration. … More Innovation, Competitiveness, Productivity
Immigrants desire conditions that foster creativity, enhance economic opportunity, provide freedom from bureaucratic harassment and corruption, and allow greater control over their fortunes and lifestyles. I know this firsthand. … More International mobility, innovation and prosperity
We’re trying to grow innovators at McMaster Engineering. From our academic programs to an extracurricular innovation ecosystem, our efforts are based on improving the value that our graduates bring to society. We recognize that engineers will not be able to change the world by themselves and that diversity of thought and disciplines matters. … More History shows: Innovation requires a recipe