Reviving Edison’s Dream: Invention in the 21st Century

As part of their Capstone Event at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the 2017-2018 Invention Ambassadors shared how inventors today and the institutions that support them can build upon the key innovations that Edison brought to the invention process, in order to advance the breakthrough technologies of tomorrow. The Invention Ambassadors spoke to the following key aspects of Edison’s creative process:

  1. Assemble the right team
  2. Think creatively
  3. Meet your customer’s real-world needs
  4. Build a brand to increase impact
  5. Manage an environment for continuous improvement

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