The Need for Linking Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

Academic Leader

In higher education today, there is an increasing need for academic leaders to link innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship—what we might call an ICE program (to coin an acronym parallel to that used for the STEM disciplines)—into a comprehensive approach that will be needed to achieve the goals outlined in a White House proposal to spur innovation. The basic idea would be to consider how originality, imagination, courage, and vision are developed across disciplines and to support these efforts with such cocurricular activities as living-learning communities, student organizations, incubators for entrepreneurial endeavors, and social networks that can link those who are pioneering new concepts in various fields.

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