Open 2013

Sanergy wins NCIIA's inaugural Sustainable Practice Impact Award

Congratulations to Sanergy, winner of NCIIA's first Sustainable Practice Impact Award, given last week at our annual conference. Sanergy is focused on providing hygienic, accessible, affordable sanitation for everyone in Nairobi's urban slums. Read Sanergy's blog post thanking NCIIA and the Lemelson Foundation for the award. We wish them the best in the future!

Voice of America reports on how NCIIA is helping college students invent devices beneficial to developing countries

Voice of America has put together a great video and story related to NCIIA's Open Minds event, which took place last week as part of our annual conference. The piece goes into detail about how our students' inventions are helping people in developing countries in a variety of ways, whether it be portable, cheap greenhouses, a better container for vaccines, or earthquake-resistant concrete panels. Take a look!
 

At NCIIA's Open 2013 conference, a shift toward responsible startups

Take a look at this blog post at NextBillion.net highlighting a few of the teams that presented at Open Minds during our annual conference in DC last week. It goes on to explain NCIIA's approach to scaling up social ventures: integrating core concepts of for-profit businesses--mapping a strategy, articulating a value proposition and conducting market research--to vastly improve upon a company's service demand and delivery models. Worth a read!

Additional materials

The Way Entrepreneurs Learn: Migration of a 30-Second Elevator Pitch Exercise from Instructor-Led Delivery to Blended Learning Technology
Dan Suhr, inXsol, LLC; Sharon Ballard, EnableVentures, Inc.; Ricardo Gomez and Angela Shartrand, NCIIA, Henry Ryng, inXsol, LLC

Intellectual Property Policies; WHat Are Universities Saying?
La Royce Batchelor, University of North Dakota

Nifty Assignments III
Clif Kussmaul and Trexler Proffitt, Muhlenberg College; Michael Lehman, Lehigh University

From Aha!! to Exit©
Arizona State University College of Technology and Innovation

Open 2013 Conference Papers

Friday March 22 — Morning

A New Creativity Tool: Visual Function Mapping

9:00 am — Room 16

Rebeca BĂ©liard & Darrell Kleinke

University of Detroit Mercy

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Cross-Pollinating: Increasing Innovation by Blending Arts and Sciences Disciplines with Engineering and Entrepreneurship

9:00 am — Room 15

Charles M. Wood, Ph.D.

University of Tulsa

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Engineering and Nursing Collaboration Yields Significant Social Impact and Marketable Product Designs

11:00 am — Room 15

Darrell Kleinke and Molly McClelland

University of Detroit Mercy Colleges of Engineering and Health Professions

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Best Practices for Team-Based Assistive Technology Design Courses

11:00 am — Room 15

Mary Goldberg, MEd and Jonathan Pearlman, PhD

Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh

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A Course in Environmental Sustainability

11:00 am — Rooms 8 & 9

Elaine Feldman

La Salle University

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Friday March 22 — Afternoon

Course Development and Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Education

3:30 pm — Room 15

Cory Hixson, Marie Paretti, Jack Lesko, Lisa McNair

College of Engineering and Department of Engineering Education Virginia Tech

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The Experience of Simplifying and Packaging Creative Engineering K-12 Education into Innovative Products

3:30 pm — Room 15

Brian P. O’Connell and Katarina A. Morowsky

Tufts University

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Saturday March 23 — Morning

The Significance of Implementation Strategy for Scaling-Up Base of Pyramid Ventures

9:00 am — Rooms 8 & 9

Siri Maley, Amanda Perez, Khanjan Mehta

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program The Pennsylvania State University

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The Entrepreneurial Method: A New Paradigm in Entrepreneurship Education

11:00 am — Rooms 8 & 9

Thomas N. Duening and Gregory N. Stock

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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Workshop: Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) for Entrepreneurship

11:00 am — Room 16

Clifton Kussmaul

Muhlenberg College

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A Course Developed to Teach Entrepreneurship for High Technology Ventures

11:00 am — Room 15

Marsha Wender Timmerman

La Salle University

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Innovation Commercialization and Licensing in Entrepreneurial Business Education

11:00 am — Rooms 8 & 9

Darian Unger, Ph.D.

Howard University

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Spreading the Fire: Broadening Faculty Support for the Entrepreneurial Mindset

11:00 am — Room 15

JD Yoder, Ohio Northern University
Don Carpenter, Lawrence Technological University
Cynthia Fry, Baylor University
Robert Kleine, Ohio Northern University

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Creativity is Not a Purple Dragon

11:00 am — Rooms 8 & 9

Sarah Zappe, Irene Mena, Thomas Litzinger

Pennsylvania State University

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Saturday March 23 — Afternoon

Innovation in Context™ (I₂C): Roadmap Planning for Science and Technology Based Entrepreneurs

2:30 pm — Rooms 10 & 11

Sharon C. Ballard, EnableVentures
Jonathan Levie, Univ. of Strathclyde
Jussi Nukari and Juha Saukkonen, JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Dan Suhr, inXsol, LLC

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Business Strategies for Agricultural Technology Commercialization

2:30 pm — Room 16

Amy Copley, Curtis Eckard, Arianna De Reus, Khanjan Mehta

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program The Pennsylvania State University

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Developing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Rural Southeastern North Carolina: An Update

2:30 pm — Room 15

Dr. Michael L. Menefee, Dr. Leonard D. Holmes, Floyd L. Inman III

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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Efficacy of the Guest Speaker-Learner Interface in Entrepreneurship Instruction: A Suggested New Approach

2:30 pm — Rooms 10 & 11

Thomas N. Duening and Shawna Markiewicz

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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Examining the Role of Inquiry-Based Learning in Entrepreneurship Education

2:30 pm — Rooms 10 & 11

Xaver Neumeyer

Northwestern University

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Pecha Kucha @ Open 2013

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) invites participants to submit Pecha Kucha presentations to be given during plenaries at Open 2013, March 22-23, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

What is Pecha Kucha?
Pecha Kucha is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced.

Pecha Kucha at Open 2013
We will be hosting two 40-minute Pecha Kucha sessions at the conference: one on Friday after lunch, and one before the start of the Open Minds event at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

We have a distinct theme for each session: program models (examples of ways of teaching entrepreneurship) for one, and “places of invention” (exploring how physical spaces affect learning outcomes) for the other.  

Express your interest by giving us a one-paragraph description of your potential Pecha Kucha presentation. Additionally, for the places of invention session, please submit a photograph of your space, and outline your programming and whom you reach.

For the program model session, answer the question, “How is this program innovative?”

For the places of invention session, answer the question, “How does invention happen here?”

Smithsonian opportunity
“Places of invention” Pecha Kucha presenters will have the opportunity to be part of the Smithsonian Institute’s Places of Invention project, which is mapping spaces of innovation across America. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity!

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