Thursday, October 10, 2013

Innovation in the Resource Limited World

Dr James Bradfield Moody, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TuShare, will speak on "Unleashing innovation in a resource limited world" at The Australian National University in Canberra, 6pm 31 October 2013. The title of the talk strikes me as being a tautology:  the world is, and has always been, resource limited and so innovation is always constrained by available resources. One of the great spurs for innovation is resource limitations, prompting  ways to do more with less.

Event Details

 Historically, economic growth has relied heavily on the supply of natural resources to produce goods and services. With the global population expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050, the world faces critical challenges in sustaining the way we live. Discover how technological changes, shifts in society and market opportunity can be used to predict waves of innovation throughout time, transitioning from a bleak economic outlook to immense opportunity. Are we on the brink of the sixth wave of innovation? Find out how we are shifting away from resource dependence to resource efficiency where products become services and waste becomes a source of unrealised opportunity. Dr James Bradfield Moody is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TuShare, a company with a vision of turning waste into want through the world’s largest community of people giving things they no longer need to one another. Prior to this, James was the Executive Director of Development at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). James completed his PhD at The Australian National University in 2004, researching the importance of complex product systems to the space industry in Australia. James has been an Australian Representative of the Youth Advisory Council to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and was a member of the Science and Technology delegation at the 2002 United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development. He was previously named Young Professional Engineer of the Year, Young Queenslander of the Year and was awarded the 2007 Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine Young Executive of the Year for his outstanding leadership and business skills. James is well known to Australian’s for his past appearances as a panelist on the ABC television program The New Inventors, and is also the co-author of The Sixth Wave: How to succeed in a resource-limited world. Presented by the ANU College of Business & Economics. Light refreshments served after the event.

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