Results From the 2nd Annual Cross-Campus Innovation Challenge and Implications for the MBA Education
We live in a world today with huge opportunities and challenges in every sector. There is an important leadership "call to action" to understand society’s greatest problems, identify solutions, resource organizations appropriately, and ultimately lead in a way that creates value for all stakeholders – shareholders, customers, employees and society. Hosted by the Easton Center, the Cross-Campus Innovation Challenge is a great example of the spirit of collective effort which is essential to success, exemplifying an invaluable partnership between the Anderson school and the greater UCLA campus, our many students, faculty and alumni who are committed to innovation and advancements in healthcare and sustainability.
Get a firsthand look at promising areas of innovation for societal gain in healthcare and sustainability and hear pitches from the top 2 winning teams:
* BlueFin Foods - developing a cost-effective process of producing cell-cultured seafood; and
* AnonNet - using deep learning to create synthetic patient data to help increase the pace of healthcare innovation
Then join Terry Kramer, Faculty Director for the Easton Center, in conversation with UCLA Anderson Dean Tony Bernardo for a discussion about the implications of this innovation imperative for the future of the MBA education. For instance, how will the role of leaders change given the notable areas of societal challenges in areas such as climate change, income divide, geopolitical issues, etc? What role should Anderson and the MBA play?