I’m participating in Ingenuity 16 which is an entrepeneurship competition organized by the Ingenuity Lab. Today was the kick-off and 308 participants met at the East Midlands Conference Center for a day of exploring our ideas and networking. I’m there to investigate how I can bring my Mixed Reality Game Cards properly to market. It was quite a diverse crowd: software developers, product designers, engineers, service providers, and many more. Although I really like working in academia, sometimes it is really refreshing to get out there and meet “real people”. 😉
After some introductory talks we used the Ingenuity Online to do some strutured and problem-oriented brainstorming around our ideas. It’s a nice tool to work on an idea/problem in co-located or remote groups. It is based around a “guide for clear thinking” and revolves around the three steps define, determine, and discover.