The Economics of Development: Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Sponsored by Engineers Without Borders - Princeton University Chapter & Development Design Initiative
When: Friday, October 12, 2012
Where: Computer Science Building, Princeton University
Directions: Campus Map
How does the economics of development overlap with entrepreneurship and innovation technology in order to make development work successful? In a world with rapidly developing technology and widespread sharing of new ideas, the integration of technology into solutions for development is essential. We have to ask questions like:
- How can a developing community harness the power of technology to develop its economy?
- How can success stories and past mistakes inform entrepreneurial practices, key to the future of development work?
- What approach should economic and governmental intuitions take to more effectively empower developing communities?
Because the local and global markets are so dependent on technological advances and innovative entrepreneurial ventures, it is necessary to investigate how it all comes together. Join us at Princeton University on October 12, 2012 for Collective Motion 3.0: The Economics of Development: Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Highlights of this year's conference include talks by Liliana Gil, co-founder of the XL alliance and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; Michael Boozer of the International and Development Economics program at Yale; and a hands-on workshop on Arduino microchip boards and their uses in development.