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AFRL & STC Rainforest Showcase
November 8, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
A human ecosystem that fosters innovation and connectivity
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) of New Mexico and STC.UNM are co-hosting an exciting half-day event to highlight technology opportunities from AFRL and the University of New Mexico.
The agenda includes keynote speakers, technology presentations, networking, and a lunch panel with startup companies.
Detailed agenda will be posted soon.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
What is a Rainforest?
It’s a radical theory about the nature of complex innovation ecosystems and why they are able to generate extraordinary creativity and output. The creators of this way of looking at successful innovation ecosystems, Victor Hwang and Greg Horowitt, use the model of a rainforest because the talent, ideas, and capital that produce productive ecosystems in places such as Silicon Valley move freely, are highly diverse and rapidly connect and collaborate from the bottom up—just like a rainforest. As biological rainforests provide the fertile environment for their plants to freely grow in unpredictable ways, so too should innovation ecosystems cultivate their creations.