Made in America: The Return Of Innovation

 

If you find yourself wondering what’s happened to innovation and the ability for Americans to invent new products, you will want to watch this video tour of Tech Shop SF, a member-based place (Kinda like your high school woodshop… on steroids!) where people can bring their dreams to life by prototyping new product concepts.

Have you seen that little “square” that attaches to the iPhone and iPad for credit card transactions? It was invented at Tech Shop, and it is among hundreds of new ideas coming to the marketplace. Tech Shop is expanding quickly and is in discussions with a major big-box home improvement chain for possible national presence.

I was gratified to be co-honored with the Tech Shop CEO at last fall’s thinkAbout conference put on by the authors of the Experience Economy; Tech Shop received the EXPY award (Experience Stager of the Year), while my work was recognized with an EMA (Experience Management Award) for efforts to transform the customer experience in medical practices.

Innovation is indeed alive and well here in America!

Date: September 2011  – Length | 7:03 minutes


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