Dr. Robert Krim of Framingham State University’s Entrepreneur Innovation Center will focus on how Boston became and remains a international center for innovation.
This virtual talk with Dr. Robert Krim will focus on how Boston became and remains a global center for innovation told through 50 world-changing inventions. The talk is based on his book Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World, co-authored with Alan Earls. Since the 1600s, Boston has been at the forefront of world-changing innovation from starting the country's first public school to becoming the first state to end slavery and giving birth to the telephone. In total, Boston-area inventors have contributed more than 400 hundred stand-out social, scientific, and commercial innovations and uncounted numbers that are less well known. Boston Made tells the absorbing stories of 50 of these - and why they are no accident. From boom to decline and back to boom, Boston has maintained an ability to reinvent, and build anew. Dr. Krim with technologist Alan Earls have developed and outlined a new interpretation of how a resilient city has flourished. At a time when the national and global economy is reeling from pandemic shockwaves, the authors have laid out what a dynamic world-class city has done in the face of adversity to find a fresh and successful path forward.
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Dr. Robert Krim is a Framingham State University Associate Professor in the Department of Business, where he teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the author with Alan R. Earls of the recently published book, Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World. As an entrepreneur, he started and led two companies, and he spent more than a decade (1997-2010) founding and leading the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative, a Boston-based research partnership.
The Entrepreneur Innovation Center at Framingham State is a hybrid co-working/incubator space in the MetroWest region. The Center provides a collaborative workspace for members, giving them access to resources and connections to new ideas and new networks. In addition, the Center provides startup entrepreneurs with the resources, time, and space to help turn their ideas into actual businesses in the shared work area, where members connect with each other, collaborate, and exchange ideas.