The Carolinas Chapter of PDMA is always looking for new ideas for our evening programs that offer new ways of thinking about innovation and new product development. Do you have topics or subjects you would like to learn more about? Do you have a topic you would like to speak about yourself? Some programs we are considering include:

Innovation at Novozymes (Raleigh area)-Learn how this company provides bioinnovation in enzyme and microbial technologies that can replace chemical ingredients and processes, save energy and water and enhance the businesses of their customers. 

Industrial Design Workshop-Learn the important elements of the upfront work necessary for successful industrial design efforts in this hands-on workshop.

Ideation Workshop-Creativity and the generation of quality ideas for new products and services is important for innovation success. Attend this hands-on workshop and learn some valuable tools. 

Innovation Management Process (Raleigh area)-How can companies institutionalize an innovation process and how can that help them compete in the global market? Learn how the NC State Industrial Extension Service approaches this challenge for companies of all sizes. 

Have other ideas? Email Jeff Groh at