Online workshop: An introduction to innovation skills

May 13, 2020

The Art and Science of Innovation: An introduction to innovation skills

Presented by:

The Maine Center and the University of Maine Foster Center for Student Innovation


Wednesday May 13, 2020

12:00pm – 2:00pm

FREE Online workshop


Workshop overview:

Times of unprecedented change require unprecedented innovation.

Our current situation demands innovation in our businesses, communities and personal lives. We believe everyone can be an innovator: our first interactive workshop will introduce innovation skills and demonstrate how anyone can generate and test new ideas using proven strategies and techniques. This workshop will cover how to define what an innovation is, provide a basic introduction to idea generation methods with some practice of those methods, and teach how to test and build ideas in a “fail fast, fail cheap” way to reduce risk and implement faster.


About the workshop series:

This workshop is the first in a series that will share insights from the innovation engineering program developed by the University of Maine and Eureka! Ranch, which uses a systems approach to the innovation process and has provided training to more than 35,000 people around the world. (Not sure what “innovation engineering” is? Check out this article in The Economist.)

This series will feature 3 two-hour sessions; you can sign up for one, two or all three sessions. While the first workshop will provide a good overview of the topic, you do not need to have taken it to participate in workshops 2 and 3. Participation in each session is limited to 35 people – we ask that you sign up only if you are committed to participating. If tickets are sold out, please email us at and we will put you on the waiting list. If there is enough demand, we may offer this series again.