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Turning Creative Ideas to Innovation

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As professionals, we are expected to constantly generate ideas – whether for our personal endeavors or for the organization we work with. Not all ideas are great: some ideas may be original and innovative but still completely miss the mark while some ideas may sound simple but create massive impact and some of these ideas become part of history.

Innovation is for individual or any organization – startups, small and medium enterprises, corporations, nonprofit organizations, or social enterprises – as long as you are willing to step out of your comfort zone and absorb new information.

In this session, we will understand what defines innovation, debunk the common misconceptions about innovation and creativity, what makes ideas innovative and impactful, and how to bring these ideas to the next level.

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Michelle Melo

michelleacmelo@gmail.com

Michelle Melo is an interdisciplinary professional that has worked with student ventures and startups at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and has developed international market entry strategies for various small and medium enterprises for Virginia Small Business Development Center. Prior to relocating to the United States, she worked as a business analyst-consultant for Indra Philippines. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas in 2010 and a master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Mason University in 2019.

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51 Reviews on “Turning Creative Ideas to Innovation

  1. I really enjoyed the presentation of Ms. Mitch. It was very thorough and very informative. The way she discuss the topic (Turning Creative Ideas to Innovation) made me realize it was quite the same as the six sigma or at least can be an excellent combination when applying six sigma. The speaker (Ms. Mitch) explain each topic in a vivid manner whereas she has my undivided attention. Thank you to ASK LEX PH ACADEMY for another productive and excellent course that is provided for us especially thanks you Ms. Michelle Angela Melo for sharing her knowledge in Innovation.

  2. This course is very similar to our subject Technopreneurship in Industrial Engineering, but it gave me new insights that I would really be able to use if I ever pursue a career in it.

  3. Thank you for this webinar it is very informative and it helps me to grow my ideas,
    Innovations contribute to the success of the company. Entrepreneur, as innovators, see not just one solution to a need. They keep coming up with ideas and do not settle until they come up with multiple solutions.

  4. I am pretty surprised how it never dawned on me that an entrepreneur is different from a business person. This webinar is very informative and helpful at the same time. I can’t wait to step into the world of entrepreneurship and expand my horizon and knowledge to contribute innovative ideas that are socially relevant nowadays.

  5. It is very concise. Really being an innovative person will open up a lot of opportunities when we try hard enough and this webinar hits the spot where we needed it. I’m still gaining information because someday, I will also try to start some business and this webinar is my introduction to gain something useful in the future. Sharing the mindset of some of the most successful entrepreneurs makes it more challenging to do even better so good luck to us and thanks for this wonderful topic.

  6. The lesson is a huge opportunity for us especially as a student because it allow us to undertand what is the true definition of innovative and how can it be used in entrepreneurship. In our early age, it can allow us to understand well and may also help us for our future passion.

  7. The topic is very helpful especially to engineering students like me that deals with innovations and creating new ideas and solutions to solve meaningful problems. Thank you for sharing your knowledge about innovations. It helps a lot.

  8. This topic was very timely, especially we are in pandemic. A lot of ideas just popping in there minds right now but they don’t know how can turn it into innovation. Thank you very much po.

  9. Thank you, Engr. Michelle and ASK LEX PH ACADEMY; it’s a great help especially for industrial engineers and start-up businesses. Thank you very much!!

  10. Thank you, Engr. Michelle and ASK LEX PH ACADEMY! very informative and will surely use it in my future journey as an industrial engineer.

  11. The session provided a very insightful discussion on how a creative idea can be transformed into an innovation. I learned about the things to consider to make this possible. I am actually familiar with those as we were tasked to develop our own venture idea in one of our program courses. Thank for further learnings, ALPHA!

  12. The concept about innovation was cleared to me after taking this course. I’m grateful for the experience for I have gained new knowledge that is related to my field of study and I appreciate how useful it will be once I will apply this concept in the future.

  13. This webinar helped me a lot to know what to consider when innovating since I need to think of something new concerning our subject. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

  14. This session was jam-packed with knowledge that would prove extremely beneficial to us, IE students. Each topic was discussed briefly but comprehensively enough for us to understand. It teaches a great deal about the distinctions between innovators and entrepreneurs, which most of us confuse or treat as synonymous in business terms. Thank you for this enlightening discussion that teaches us all a significant lessons.

  15. What caught my attention the most is that you cannot offer inexpensiveness and convenience simultaneously. Some always pursue both so it’s a good note to take.

  16. What caught my attention the most is that you cannot offer inexpensiveness and convenience simultaneously. Some always pursue both so it’s a good note to take. Thank you for this session!

  17. I learned a lot from this presentation. It was concise and she also explained every detal that is in her slides. Thank you Ask Lex PH Academy and Ms. Michelle!

  18. This course is very informative and it really helped me to give more thoughts about turning an idea into an innovation which is really helpful since we will create a project in the future for our feasibility study or capstone project. I learned that there are a lot of concepts to consider that could help create an innovation with a financial, economic, or social value, derived from what your target market wants. Thank you Ask Lex Ph Academy and Engr. Michelle!

  19. This session will be highly relative today, especially on our course Technopreneurship. It is very informative and gives insights on how to transform innovative ideas into something that will create and provide value to the market. Thank you for this Ask Lex PH!

  20. This session will be highly relative today, especially on our course Technopreneurship. It is very informative and gives insights on how to transform innovative ideas into something that will create and provide value to the market. Thank you for this Ask Lex PH and Engr. Michelle!

  21. As an aspiring startup founder, it was a great opportunity for me to listen to Ms. Michelle. The importance of market validation impressed in my heart. It doesn’t matter how refined your product is but it would be pointless if your customer doesn’t need or want it at all. One example of this is the google glass. Of course, there is allowance for failure. But we have to be sure of our business decisions since time and money is a limited source.

  22. Thank you Engr. Michelle, I learned a lot with this talk, very Informative and helpful. Listening to the your customer and tribe is my biggest take away from this webinar.

  23. This course is highly relatable, informative and timely especially now that we are taking technopreneurship and i am familiar already with some topics or concept that has been discussed in the session. Thank you to the team and to the resource speaker, Engr. Melo.