Educate to Innovate:

  • AuthorNational Academy of Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • TitleEducate to Innovate:
  • PublisherNational Academies Press
  • Release DateJanuary 1, 2015
  • Copyright2015
  • ISBN978-0-309-36879-7

Robust innovation in the United States is key to a strong and competitive industry and workforce. How is the United States preparing its students and workers to innovate and excel? What skills and attributes need to be nurtured? The aim of this project is to expand and improve the innovative capacity of individuals and organizations by identifying critical skills, attributes, and best practices—indeed, cultures—for nurturing them. This report summarizes the keynote and plenary presentations from an October 2013 workshop that brought together innovators and leaders from various fields to share insights on innovation and its education. It describes the specific skills, experiences, and environments that contribute to the success of innovators, and suggests next steps based on the workshop discussions.