A number of recent competitions have spurred innovation in the United States, from the DARPA "driverless car" Grand Challenge to the Tuck School's $300 house Design Challenge. The US Competitiveness Project at HBS has described the structure of the US economy, including disheartening juxtapositions in unemployment (despite high demand for some forms of labor), declining household real income despite high efficiency, and an increased awareness that business depends on "commons" including an educated populace and strong infrastructure. With the understanding of competitiveness generated by the research at HBS, could a new Grand Challenge spur work that contributes to US Competitiveness?
HBS Professors Jan Rivkin and Karim Lakhani from the U.S. Competitiveness Project will lead an interactive brainstorming session to identify action-oriented steps the private sector can take toward solving some of the challenges facing the U.S. economy today. We invite Harvard students from across the University to join the discussion!
Please note, this event is open to Harvard students only.
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Harvard Innovation Lab
Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.