Our 2013 theme: Bridging the Gap

The theme we have selected for this year’s conference is “Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Execution.” It is evident that more innovation is happening in many businesses, but in many cases that means idea generation is increasing, but doesn’t often translate into more new products and services.  A gap exists between pure “innovation” – idea generation and evaluation – and product/service development and commercialization. How do we “bridge the gap” between developing and generating ideas and increased product development and successful commercialization and launch?

Our speakers and panelists will describe the issues they faced in bridging the gap, and identify potential solutions and pitfalls they faced as they developed a bridge between innovation and commercialization.

This year we’ll be gathering at the historic NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.  Please save the date, Friday, April 12 and look for more information and registration in the weeks to come.


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