Innovating for Growth – Defining the Big Opportunities through Cross-Sector Innovation
Spotlight on Natural Resources: Food (Agriculture & Aquaculture) & Forest Products
Date: Friday, April 09, 2021REGISTER NOW »
Featured Speaker: Dr. Andrew Crawley is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine and a regional economist. In 2018, he founded the Maine Regional Economic Forecast Lab that focuses on developing and monitoring new indicators for the state’s economy. In 2020, Dr. Crawley and Angela Hallowell, Economic Analyst, Department of Administrative and Financial Services, State of Maine, jointly published a report that identified Food, Forest Products, Technical Services, and Making and Manufacturing as core themes in Maine’s economy.
Maine leaders will join Dr. Crawley to share their stories of growing innovative ideas in both Food / Aquaculture and Forest Products.
This is one of a series of six Innovating for Growth events being offered between March and June 2021.
Join us for our Innovating for Growth Series:
Be part of helping Maine meet our strategic goals. Participants will engage in a cross-sector, online learning journey that will increase their knowledge of Maine’s economy, dive deeply into the story behind Maine’s strategic and economic recovery strategies, and focus on applying innovative thinking as a key strategy for recovery and growth.
Participants may become more innovative thinkers by 1) learning about the role of innovation in Maine’s economic growth; 2) hearing personal accounts of innovation at Maine companies; 3) learning the basic process for generating innovative ideas; and 4) practicing this process using Maine industries as case studies. Innovation can take many forms and innovative ideas can arise in surprising places. Participants are encouraged to attend multiple sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to apply innovative thinking.
- Develop a shared understanding of Maine’s economy.
- Learn and practice a three step framework for generating innovative ideas.
- Increase the understanding and importance of cross-sector investments in innovation.
- Expand your network to learn from shared experiences, access new information, frame challenges and opportunities, highlight successes, and learn ways to apply innovative thinking.
Participants may sign up for the entire series or pick sessions aligned with areas of interest.
COVID 19 Considerations:
~ MDF will use the Governor’s guidelines to ensure the safe delivery of our programs. This includes masks, distancing, testing, vaccinations, date changes, virtual sessions if necessary, cancellations, and other strategies as guidance related to COVID19 is adjusted to match pandemic indicators.
~ If you sign up and pay for a session, series or cohort and must withdraw because of COVID19’s impact on you, your family, or your business, you can choose to pay it forward to future programs or request a pro-rated refund for missed programming.