Innovation http://wfae.org en 101 Inventions That Changed The World http://wfae.org/post/101-inventions-changed-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the wheel to the plow to the personal computer, there are inventions that have not only revolutionized a field of endeavor but changed the entire world. Discovery Place is opening an </span><a href="http://101inventions.discoveryplace.org/about-the-experience" style="line-height: 1.5;">exhibit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> called The 101 Inventions The Changed The World. Some of the inventions are probably obvious, others perhaps less so. We’ll learn about some of the inventions that changed the world and take a look at how the process of inventing has changed over time.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 44124 at http://wfae.org 101 Inventions That Changed The World 3D Printing http://wfae.org/post/3d-printing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is a wave of new design coming and visionaries say it promises to be one of the most important technological advances of our time. 3D, or additive printing, holds possibilities that sound like science fiction, like printing new artificial limbs, human tissue, and medical tools. One company is designing a 3D printer that could someday print an entire house. But there are skeptics who say that 3D printing is expensive and their uses are still more fiction than fact. We'll&nbsp;look at this astonishing new technology with a </span>Charlottean<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who happens to be an expert,&nbsp;when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30159 at http://wfae.org 3D Printing Venture Philanthropy And SEED20 http://wfae.org/post/venture-philanthropy-and-seed20 <p> Not long ago a group of business professionals got together to discuss a new way of investing. They called it Venture Philanthropy. Social Venture Partners (SVP) was created out of this idea. The group leverages their collective expertise, creativity, time, and financial resources to develop and support promising social initiatives and nonprofits that will have a measurable, sustainable, and positive impact in greater Charlotte. To create interest and incentive, Social Venture Partners started a contest called SEED20 and some of the ideas that have grown out of the contest are astounding. We'll learn more about Venture Philanthropy and hear from contest winners when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 18835 at http://wfae.org Venture Philanthropy And SEED20 Innovation Economics http://wfae.org/post/innovation-economics <p>There’s a global race on right now where technology and innovation are concerned and America is in danger of “losing” that race. While other nations around the world are strategizing to prioritize technology and innovation to better their economies, our guests today say that America lacks in innovation policy and that this may be what contributed to the Great Recession and to our slow recovery. We’ll learn the importance of innovation with the authors of <em>Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage</em>.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 7015 at http://wfae.org Innovation Economics