Episode #37: Innovation = STEM + Creativity with David Cropley ***midweek bonus ep***

September 24, 2018

In this midweek bonus, I speak with David Cropley, an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of South Australia. His main research focus revolves around creativity and innovation - both in technological and other contexts. Among his interests is also Malevolent Creativity - that is, creativity in the context of crime and terrorism.

He is the author of four books including Creativity in Engineering: Novel Solutions to Complex Problems, Creativity and Crime: A Psychological Analysis, The Dark Side of Creativity and Fostering Creativity: Diagnostic Approach for Higher Education and Organisations.

 

Topics Discussed:

- The 4 P's of innovation

- What disruptive innovation means for engineering companies

- Why STEM education is just one half of the equation and teaching creativity and entrepreneurship education is critical to innovation

 

Show Notes:

UniSA: people.unisa.edu.au/david.cropley

LinkedIn: au.linkedin.com/pub/david-cropley/4/b85/73b

 

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Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley book, Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

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