WHAT WE DO

Entrepreneurs and innovators currently work in an environment where they do not notice the common cognitive biases, blindspots, and errors that so often result in startup failure, corporate and educational innovation non-success. Could innovation be done with less risk? At the Center for Deliberate Innovation, we have developed an innovation process built on proven principles from Nobel-Prize winning research in behavioral economics, developmental and social psychology and combining it with a logical framework applied to innovation.

The novelty of this approach lies in its ability to create a deliberate culture that cultivates artificial instincts through behavioral habit interventions, making it possible for entrepreneurs to rely on the process to establish safeguards while exposing mistakes and blindspots. Our belief is that this process and these principles can enable startup founders and innovation leaders in educational institutions and large enterprises to recognize and avoid roads to failure, thereby making it possible to innovate with much less risk.

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FLASHPOINT@GT

The Flashpoint@GT program works with startup founders, both for-profit and not-for-profit companies, and large corporations. Founders from the program have raised north of $300 million from leading venture capital firms, and their startups have a market value of over $1.2 billion. Less than $2 million of local angel money was invested to achieve these results. The work with corporate teams has led to the creation of products in the market.
Flashpoint@GT, founded in 2011, is now offered in partnership with the Flashpoint Management Company, a university spinout.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Interns at the Center have the unique opportunity to learn about deliberate innovation methods by working with the staff to help build and support the programs that the Center offers. In addition, interns also interact directly with innovators in the Flashpoint@GT program and learn first hand the hard work that goes into building a successful startup and bringing products to market in large corporations.
Applicants should be hard working, self-motivated, and passionate about advancing the current understanding and practices around innovation tools and methods.

WHO WE ARE


Fellows

JoeLeDoux

Dr. Joe LeDoux

Assoc. VP for Undergraduate Learning & Experience
GT Biomedical Engineering

Lewlefton

Dr. Lew Lefton

Asst. VP for Research Cyberinfrastructure
GT Mathematics

WendyNewstetter

Dr. Wendy Newstetter

Director of Learning Sciences Research
GT College of Engineering

MaryLynnRealff

Dr. Mary Lynn Realff

Assoc. Chair for Undergraduate Programs
GT Material Science & Engineering

MikeSchatz

Dr. Michael Schatz

Assoc. Chair for Undergraduate Studies
GT Physics

ChrissySpencer

Dr. Chrissy Spencer

Academic Professional
GT Bilogical Sciences

JoyceWeinsheimer

Dr. Joyce Weinsheimer

Director
GT Center for Teaching and Learning

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