Date: Friday April 29, 2016

Location:  UNC Charlotte - Center City Campus, Charlotte, North Carolina 


When we think of innovation, we often think of new, tangible products.  However, “product” innovation is far too limiting. The iPhone is a good example.  While it was a radical departure from the flip phones phones we used before the introduction of the iPhone, it introduced new capabilities (like a touch screen) and opened the door to a new ecosystem of applications that we now use every day.

Our theme this year encourages attendees to think about, plan for and conduct innovation activities that are outside the scope of tangible product innovation.  Just as incremental innovation becomes a default activity in the absence of understanding of the options (incremental, breakthrough, disruptive,) product innovation becomes the fallback unless and until we understand all of the potential innovation alternatives and the beneficial outcomes of those alternatives.

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What is Innovate Carolina?

Innovate Carolina is an annual conference held in North Carolina, focused on innovation and new product development.  Innovate Carolina is sponsored by the Carolinas chapter of the Product Development Management Association (PDMA), an association focused on improving the skills and capabilities of its members in product development, product management and innovation.

Each year the Carolinas Chapter holds a one day innovation conference, featuring local corporations and service providers who are leaders in the innovation and product development space.  The conference is an excellent opportunity to learn new techniques or tools and network with other product development and innovation practitioners.   Check out a short highlight video from our 2015 Conference.

This is the 7th year we’ve hosted Innovate Carolina, and the conference has consistently been ranked by attendees as equal, if not better than, national innovation conferences.  So you can have the best of both worlds:  a local, one day conference, filled with your colleagues and neighbors, with top flight content that you can learn and use immediately.


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