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Innovation Collaborative 2009 Overview


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Ever wonder why you instinctively know how a product could work better if only…? Do you get almost a visceral reaction when you see colors that don’t relate? Can you get a group of people to immediately understand what you’re trying to explain by sketching an overview of the concept? Do others call you a brainiac? Do you find yourself daydreaming in full color? Ever look at a body of water and say “man has conquered the sky and yet he still can’t walk on water”?

Then you are who we are looking for…

A brief overview of our initiative and the next exciting upcoming events:

Walk on Water Party Events and Dates:

You can participate in one or all of these fun and mind expanding events:

  • February Brainstorming Concept Events (2):

    Meet with other interested participants to foster an interactive dialogue on different approaches to finding a solution to the challenge. You will hear from an insightful speaker and have the chance to participate in some creative exercises.
    February 19 6:00P – 8:00P – Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 North Jefferson Street
    February 20 5:30P – 7:30P – Dayton Engineers Club, 110 East Monument Avenue

  • March Team Formation Party:

    Come join in the camaraderie and meet individuals who you can team with. Interact with people who think from the “other” side of brain and build alliances to find a solution to the challenge.
    Location and Date TBD

  • April Walk on Water Pool Party:

    Join with your fellow participants as you unveil physical representations of your solution to the challenge. Be it a model, a poem, a painting or an interpretive dance, you will showcase your ideas and vie for $500 in prize money.
    Location and Date TBD

  • August Walk On Water Challenge:

    Come to Riverscape and test your solution on the Great Miami. We are collaborating with the Outrageous River Derby and adding to an already great Miami Valley Event. Another $1,000 in prize money will be up for grabs.
    August: Riverscape

Who’s Eligible?

Anyone who has some creative instinct artistically, mechanically or otherwise to solve the unique problem that has been posed. Teams should consist of 2 or more members 1 with a designation of each member as either right brain or left brain inclined.

How are the Entries/Ideas Judged?

As contestants, don’t ask us what we mean by “walk on water” –tell us what you mean by walk on water! And present something that meets that definition.

Anything sustainable/green gets extra points.

Anything that has economic potential or can positively impact the region in a long term way gets extra points.

Aesthetic value gets extra points.

If it actually works, that’s even better!

Questions? Contact us at InnovationCollaborative@gmail.com

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4 Responses to “Innovation Collaborative 2009 Overview”

  1. Chad says:

    I think this is a great idea and I plan to participate and contribute… but I’d like to point out that man has conquered air via the airplane and he’s conquered water via the boat. The analogy you’re using isn’t logical.

  2. DEBORAH HART says:

    I HAVE JUST MOVED BACK HOME AND AM SO HAPPT DAYTON CREATE AND THE THINKTANK HAVE BEEN INITIATED. I WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE- AS A CREATIVE THINKER AND PROBLEM SOLVER, SUCCESSFUL NON PROFIT ENTREPRENUER, INTUITIVE, OUTSIDE THE BOX PERSON, AND DRIVEN.

    I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO FILM MAKERS IN DAYTON ABOOUT A BOOK/MOVIE I AM WRITING WHICH I WOULD LOVE TO SEE FILMED IN OHIO, MOST IN DAYTON AND COLUMBUS, WHERE THE ACTUAL STORY TOOK PLACE, I AM PUBLISHED, BUT IN A DIFFERENT MEDIUM AND CONTENT AREA. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM SOMEONE!

  3. Sheryl Kent says:

    have you set a date for the Walk on Water event in August?

  4. Innovation Collaborative says:

    Sheryl,

    Our August event will be on the 9th. We are also holding a kick-off event on May 14. If you (or anyone else) want to be added to our mailing list, please email us at innovationcollaborative@gmail.com and let us know.

    Thanks!